Below are the fiction choices for July. We will vote at our next meeting. If you cannot make the meeting please email me your votes.
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (271 pages) Little Bee by Chris Cleave is about two women who meet unexpectedly on a beach. Little Bee is a Nigerian refugee and Sarah is a British magazine editor.
The Soloist by Mark Salzman (284 pages) Not to be confused with a recent movie of the same title. As an adolescent Renne Sundheimer had the musical world at his feet. Then, suddenly, at the age of eighteen, his gift deserted him, and for the last fifteen years he has made his living as a cello teacher. Suddenly, Renne's life is altered by two disparate events: becoming a juror in a trial for the killing of a Buddhist monk; and becoming the teacher of a another cello prodigy, an unprepossessing nine-year old Korean boy.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon (240pages) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon is a mystery told from the perspective of a teenager with an intellectual disability.
The Cambridge Book Club is based in Cambridge MA and is unique in alternating fiction and non-fiction reads. Reading selections are based on member suggestions and final member vote. We've been going strong for 6 years and we look forward to reading together and discussing the books we read in engaging ways! All readers, all ages are welcome!
As of May 2015 CBC has adopted the Literature and Libations (L&L) group / thread. Please read the discussion board to learn more about L&L and feel free to come to those meetings as well!