Double-Month Book: Part 2, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

It's PICK A WINNER's first-ever double-month book. Because it's long and so many of our members were interested, we're going to read the Luminaries about Eleanor Catton over the course of two months: May and June.

We read PART 1 for May, and in June, we're going to finish it up!

"The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton is a Man Booker Prize winner, and was suggested by Gwen. 

From Amazon:

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to stake his claim in New Zealand's booming gold rush. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: a wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous cache of gold has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.

Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement. It richly confirms that Eleanor Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international literary firmament. 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Luminaries-Eleanor-Catton/dp/0316074292/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

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  • Bridgit

    So......I didn't finish the book ok never got past the first chapter but I'm still coming to hang out with my peeps! :-)

    4 · June 30, 2014

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