This meet-up will be different from the normal bookclub meetings.
1) You have a choice of two books, read one or the other or both.
2) The books are new voices of young and up-coming authors
3) Both the authors will be present at the meeting, you can tell them what you really think of their writing and how you could have written the book better.
The two books are contrastingly different, but both have been highly rated by the readers (5 stars in Amazon)
The Obscure Logic of the heart - Priya Basil
The first is a love story and in the words of one critic it is - “Bold, lyrical and deeply moving, The Obscure Logic of the Heart interweaves two narratives: one intimate, one epic. From the streets of Birmingham to the plains of Kenya, and the refugee camps of Sudan, this page-turning story examines the tumultuous lives of two people trapped between the dictates of faith, family and love”
To find our more about Priya check out www.priyabasil.com
A review of her book is on http://thebookloversreview.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-obscure-logic-of-heart.html
And here is the Amazon link http://www.amazon.co.uk/Obscure-Logic-Heart-Priya-Basil/dp/0385611455/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302560847&sr=8-1
The Icarus Diaries - Kate Hoyland
The second book is a political thriller, set in a hypothetical country in South East Asia, in the words of another critic it is a “Powerful debut novel – a literary thriller of set in a fictional Asia, it asks whether we can truly escape from the past or from ourselves. It is a gripping emotional and political thriller – a journey into a latter day heart of darkness.
Here is the Amazon link http://www.amazon.co.uk/Icarus-Diaries-Kate-Hoyland/dp/1907090207
Both these books can be bought from amazon, I am also planning to get a few discounted copies directly from the publishers so you can pick one from me at the next book club.