I, Claudius

I, Claudius

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.

Year in Review 2015

Year in Review 2015

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.

A Country Doctor’s Notebook

A Country Doctor’s Notebook

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.

The Bottle Factory Outing

The Bottle Factory Outing

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.

Beyond Black

Beyond Black

Our book group choice for October 2015 is Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel. Colette and Alison are unlikely cohorts: one a shy, drab beanpole of an assistant, the other a charismatic, corpulent psychic whose connection to the spiritual world torments her.

The Martian

The Martian

Our book group choice for September 2015 is The Martian by Andy Weir. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.