Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. for food, fun, and book chat! This month's book is "The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton (New Zealand). We read and discussed its first 400 pages in January; the remaining 400+ pages will be discussed in now. See more details about the book, the author, and the group at http://www.thebookertea.com (http://www.thebookertea.com/)
by Eleanor Catton
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Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize, a breathtaking feat of storytelling where everything is connected, but nothing is as it seems …
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.