Our next book will be 'Stoner'! Here's the amazon blurb:
WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013
'It's the most marvellous discovery for everyone who loves literature' Ian McEwan, BBC Radio 4
William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely.
Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. Stoner tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history, and reclaims the significance of an individual life. A reading experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured.
Don't forget to suggest locations! Will announce by next Sunday. Happy reading everyone!
There will be a £1.00 charge to attend which covers the meetup fees.