Past Meetup

Discussion of "The Luminaries" (part one)


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 Lumninaries" by Eleanor Catton (New Zealand). We'll read and discuss its first 421 pages (part one) in January; the remaining 400+ pages (parts two onward) will be discussed in February. See more details about the book, the author, and the group at (


The Luminaries

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.

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