Our book group choice for July 2015 is The Children Act by Ian McEwan. Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law.
Our book group choice for June 2015 is In the Approaches by Nicola Barker. Nicola Barker’s readers are primed to expect surprises, but her tenth novel delivers mind-meld on a metaphysical scale
Our book group choice for May 2015 is The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell. In 1799, Jacob de Zoet disembarks on the tiny island of Dejima, the Dutch East India Company’s remotest trading post in a Japan otherwise closed to the outside world. A junior clerk, his task is to uncover evidence of the previous Chief Resident’s corruption.
Our book group choice for April 2015 is High-Rise by J.G. Ballard. When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors.
Our book group choice for March 2016 is The Girl in the Photograph by Kate Riordan. The novel tells the tales of women in two different eras – the 1890s and 1930s – and how their lives seem to be entwined by fate.
Our book group choice for February 2016 is Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey. Meet Maud. Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable – or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger.