The Martian

The Martian

Our book group choice for July 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.

The Children Act

The Children Act

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.

In the Approaches

In the Approaches

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

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

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.

High-Rise

High-Rise

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.

The Girl in the Photograph

The Girl in the Photograph

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.