Hello Book Clubbers
Book club is THIS Wednesday, 14th May, 7.30 at Crucible Corner. We're reading 'The Marrying of Chani Kuffman' by Eve Harris. This was on the long list for the Man Booker prize in 2013. It looks at the marriage of 18yr old Chani, from the ultra-orthodox Jewish community in North West London. Soon, buried secrets, fear and sexual desire bubble to the surface in a story of liberation and choice.
New Book list
Thanks for all your suggestions for books. They have all been perused and we have finally come up with the books for the rest of the year;
May - The Marrying of Chani Kuffman by Eve Harris
June - Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
July - One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - Ken Kesey
Aug - Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Sep - Carter Beats the Devil - Glen David Gold
Oct - Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
Nov - Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
Dec - Graphic novel for Christmas - we can discuss
The last poetry club talking about 'Howl' by Allen Ginsberg was an introduction into Beat culture and thoroughly enjoyable. There is no poetry club in May due to the 'big book' but it returns again in June.
Therefore next Poetry Club is 25th June, 7.30 at Crucible Corner.
The Big Book
May is a 'Big Book' month.
This is an extra book club that happens every 3-4 months on the 4th Wednesday of the month. It gives us a chance to read a bigger book!
May 28th - Long Walk to Freedom: The autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Aug 27th - Crow Road - Iain Banks
Nov 26th - Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clark
Book Club in Stratford
We're having a night away in Stratford to have fun and watch some Shakespeare on Saturday 19th July, travelling down on the Saturday and staying till Sunday. We are going to see 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' by RSC. Tickets are already purchased but there may be a few left if you still want to come along - last we heard they were going fast. We're staying at the travelodge and if you wanted to come (but not go to the play) you'd be very welcome.
Bookclubbers at the pub, plain and simple.
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