Enjoy reading, want to share your thoughts about books or just listen to other peoples opinions then why not join us. Book club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at Lee Rosy’s café. The books for the next few months are:-
June 2013 – Pure, Andrew Miller.
July 2013 – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Aug. 2013 – The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka.
Books to read are chosen by the group roughly every six months. We try to choose books from various genres and times. Have a book you think should be shared then come along and put it in the mix.
Pure – Andrew Miller
A year of bones, of grave-dirt, relentless work. Of mummified corpses and chanting priests.
A year of rape, suicide, sudden death. Of friendship too. Of desire. Of love...
A year unlike any other he has lived.
Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with demolishing it.
At first Baratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long, he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to his own.