Discuss 'stoner'

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!



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  • Amy

    Sorry, I had knee surgery and it started acted up at the end of the day today, so as much as I'd love to come, I think I need to rest my knee...and I even read the whole book this time!

    February 6, 2014

  • Oliver

    Sorry guys, I'm bailing. See you next time.

    February 6, 2014

  • Ingrid

    i'm definitely coming and will try to get there relatively on time

    February 6, 2014

  • Rob

    I'm definitely coming but might be late too!

    Rob

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Liz, I'm currently living in Marylebone and not able to get myself to Fulham due to the strike. Hope it's a good meeting. Kate

    February 6, 2014

  • Eva

    I might be a little bit late, on my way...

    February 6, 2014

  • Liz S.

    Hi guys, due to illness and the transport issues in London I am not going to be able to make it tonight. The table is booked from 7pm at The Duke On The Green and Eva has kindly offered to take on responsibility for meetup duties.

    have a wonderful time together. see you soon.

    xx Liz

    February 6, 2014

  • Liz S.

    Hi Kim, Yes, that's the one! Hope you enjoy what you read.

    See you soon,

    Liz

    February 3, 2014

    • Kimmi K.

      Hi Liz, I haven't managed to start the book, have a nice evening, see you in a months time.

      February 6, 2014

    • Liz S.

      hi Kim, sorry to hear it. hope to see you soon!

      February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Liz, apologies but I cannot make it tonight - I hadn't had time to read the book anyway. I will definitely come next time. Emma

    February 6, 2014

  • Amy

    I'll be late, but I'll get there eventually:)

    February 6, 2014

  • Sarah

    I am away that day, maybe next time.....

    February 1, 2014

    • Liz S.

      That's too bad Sarah. Hope to see you soon.

      February 3, 2014

  • Kimmi K.

    Hi Liz, is Stoner by John Williams? If so, I'll read what I can from today, just received your email.

    February 3, 2014

  • Malcolm

    It turns out on on holiday for this meeting!

    January 20, 2014

  • Maja

    Sounds very interesting! Hope I can finish it by Feb 6 :)

    January 19, 2014

  • Eva

    It'll be "Stoner" I guess?

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also suggesting (but haven't read)
    After You'd Gone by Maggie O'Farrell
    The Catalpa Tree by Denyse Devlin
    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    January 13, 2014

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