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:-
Nov.2014 - Sons and Lovers, D.H.Lawrence.
Dec.2014 - A Commonplace Killing, Sian Busby.
Jan. 2015 - The Hours,
Feb. 2015 - Poetry
March 2015 - The Goldfinch, Donna Tart
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.
Sons and Lovers, D.H.Lawrence.
Since its publication in 1913, D. H. Lawrence's powerful and passionate third novel stands as one of the greatest autobiographical novels of the twentieth century. Here is the story of artist Paul Morel as a young man, his powerful relationship with his possessive mother, his passionate love affair with Miriam Leivers, his intense liaison with married Clara Dawes. Here, too, England's Derbyshire springs to life with both is sooty mining villages and deep green pastures, a setting as full of contrasts as the deep emotions that rule this remarkable book.
Sons and Lovers is rich with universal truths about relationships; moreover, it brims with what Alfred Kazin has called Lawrence's "magic sympathy, between himself and life." Continues Mr. Kazin: "No other writer of his imaginative standing has in our time written books that are so open to life...Since for Lawrence the great subject of literature was not the writer's own consciousness but consciousness between people, the living felt relationship between them, it was his very concern to represent the 'shimmer' of life, the 'wholeness'...that made possible his brilliance as a novelist."
Oct.2014 - The Humans, Matt Haig.
September 2014 - World War Z, Max Brooks.
Aug. 2014 - A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway.
July 2014 - The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion.
June 2014 - Poetry (details to follow)
May 2014 - Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup.
April 2014 - Selected Stories, Alice Munro.
Mar. 2014 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce.
Feb. 2014 – Pigeon English, Steven Kelman
Jan. 2014 – The Electric Michaelangio, Sarah Hall.
Dec. 2013 – The Woman in Black, Susan Hill.
Nov. 2013 – Persuasion, Jane Austen.
Oct. 2013 – Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann.
Sept 2013 – Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, Peter Hoeg.