Our book group choice for May 2016 is Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi. Set in the sweltering summer of 1938 in Portugal, a country under the Fascist shadow of Spain, Pereira Maintains tells a tale of reluctant heroism.
Our book group choice for April 2016 is The Vegetarian by Han King. Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat.
Our book group choice for March 2016 is How to Be Both by Ali Smith. Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. A true original, she is a one-of-a-kind literary sensation.
Our book group choice for February 2016 is Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín. Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Tóibín’s sixth novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself.
The LBG Year in Review: Ian McEwan’s powerful The Children Act collects top honours in the 2015 LBG survey, besting a clutch of rivals hot on the heels of the narrow winner in a remarkably tight race.
Our book group choice for January 2016 is I, Claudius by Robert Graves. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54.