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March meetup - The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love. "An immense achievement", "a masterpiece".
As voted by members, this is our March book. Look forward to some weighty discussions! Happy reading.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely to meet everyone last night. I really enjoyed the discussion, thanks!

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All, so sorry I didn't make it last night! I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was keen to discuss but had a last minute drama at work and I had to stay on. Last minute dramas when you work in Parramatta usually ends up with all plans cancelled - I was so disappointed!

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear Kara,

    That's a pretty fair comment that you made so I can't do anything but cop it on the chin!!!

    Thanks Madeleine for getting all the selections out last night; they look a very interesting mix of books so I will see you all in late April.

    Glad that you all seemed to have a great night as well.

    Have a great day,


    Michael

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Kara

    Thank you for a fantastic read and thoughtful discussion. Great to have a nice & quiet venue too! Looking forward to some great reads coming up. :)

    March 25, 2014

  • Madeleine

    great discussion about the booking and planning for next few

    March 25, 2014

  • Melissa

    Read book, was looking forward to book chat. Then alas, work emergency. Meet you all next time!

    March 25, 2014

  • Nerida

    Upstairs with a wine - yay looking forward to the discussion!

    March 25, 2014

  • Kara

    Ha ha, Michael! I hope some of the blokes would also vote for the sheila writers. :) Can't wait to discuss the Flanagan book tonight. I'm going to make a big call and say it is one of the best books I've ever read. See you all soon!

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Ana M.

    Hi all, Even though I have read the book, unfortunately, I won't be able to join you for this meeting. See you in the next one.

    Ana

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    No good Adam and I hope you feel better soon.

    Looks like with no blokes attending this evening that Kara might get her hit list!

    Have a great night ladies and hopefully a few of us will turn up in April.


    Michael

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Adam

    Unfortunately I'm not well and won't be able to make it tomorrow night. Hope you have fun! See you next month.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Kate

    Having not made it to book club for about a year - been busy giving birth and the like - I was determined to make it on Tuesday and have read a good chunk of Narrow Road. However, yet again my plans have been thwarted and I now have a clash on Tuesday. I will get there soon I promise! I look forward to hearing your selection of reads for the months ahead. Kate

    March 21, 2014

  • Kara

    Hi everyone, given we are voting on Tues for our next reads, you may be interested to know that the Stellar Prize judging panel announced the 2014 shortlist today. The Stella Prize is designed to give Australian women writers brilliant careers and the panel includes Annabel Crabb & Kerryn Goldworthy (Chair). Here's the shortlist: (exciting! would love to read the Krien novel)
    Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
    Night Games by Anna Krien
    The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane
    Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir by Kristina Olsson
    The Swan Book by Alexis Wright
    The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright

    March 20, 2014

  • Zara

    Hello, am going to plough through March's book and come meet you all next week! Looking forward to it.

    March 18, 2014

  • Madeleine

    Hi everyone, we still need a location for this month - any suggestions?
    Also I have to admit to losing my bit of paper - can anyone remember next month's book (well it was before Christmas . . )
    See you Tuesday week!

    March 14, 2014

    • Adam

      Hey Maddie, Maybe Berkelouw Books is worth a try again? Yes, from memory Michael is right and this is the month we choose books again! Cheers, Adam

      March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear Madeleine,

    I think that the attendees will be selecting the next lot of books at the March meeting as at the December meeting we voted on the books for Jan/Feb/Mar.

    Everybody now have a few days to get some ideas of what you would like to nominate so thinking caps on.

    Have a great weekend everybody, have a great meeting on the night and I will see you all in April.

    Kind Regards,


    Michael

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear All,

    Unfortunately I have Uni starting on Wednesday morning back in Melbourne so I will most likely be an apology for this meeting.

    Have a great night and I'm sure the discussion will as good as always.

    Kind Regards,


    Michael

    March 1, 2014

  • Kara

    Yay! This has been getting great reviews, can't wait to read & discuss

    February 12, 2014

  • Kara

    Yay! This has been getting great reviews, can't wait to read & discuss

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Touch wood I should be OK with this so see you all then.

    February 12, 2014

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