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.
Our book group choice for December 2015 is A Country Doctor’s Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov. With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr. Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia which, in 1916-17, was still largely unaffected by such novelties as the motor car, the telephone or electric light.
Our book group choice for November 2015 is The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge. Freda and Brenda spend their days working in an Italian-run wine- bottling factory.