Our book group choice for September 2016 is London Belongs to Me by Norman Collins. Also known as Dulcimer Street, Norman Collins’s London Belongs to Me is a Dickensian romp through working-class London on the eve of the Second World War.
Our book group choice for July 2016 is Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area.
Our book group choice for June 2016 is The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver. The year is 2029, and nothing is as it should be. The very essence of American life, the dollar, is under attack. In a coordinated move by the rest of the world’s governments, the dollar loses all its value.
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.