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Blah Blah Book Club - October 2018 meeting
This month we will be reading and discussing The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood , a multi-award winning writer including 2000 Booker Prize. Blurb: In this dystopian novel set not-too-far in the future, Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. This powerful novel explores a world in which oppression of women, and repression of the truth, have become justified.(336 pages). Please note: the novel differs quite a lot from the recent tv series, so please don't think watching the series is the same as reading the book! Happy reading!

The Cove Hotel

The Marina, McLeod Road · Patterson Lakes

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    Do you love reading, and want to join a book club to share your love of books with others? Do you want to meet and chat with local women instead of travelling to the inner suburbs? Do you prefer current, contemporary literature rather than the CAEs old classics? Do you want to join a structured book group where members actually read and discuss the month's book, and not just meet for drinks and gossip? Welcome! You've come to the right place!

    Blah Blah Book Club was established in January 2014 for like-minded women readers in the bayside area. We meet monthly at The Cove in Patterson Lakes on a Monday evening - a lovely venue on the water where we can enjoy a coffee or glass of wine while we discuss the month's book. Our reading list is voted for by members and is a mix of current prize-winning and short-listed novels, past major prize-winners and some member favourites. While our reading list is international, it does have a bias to Australian literature.

    In June and December, we stay on after our meetup and enjoy a meal together and some informal 'getting-to-know each other' time. We are an informal, friendly group of women aged 40's to 60's and we welcome new members. Join us!

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