Newcastle

Good Read

Name of group: Good Read

The purpose of the group: We discuss the book which has been chosen previously by one of the group. The member who recommended it introduces the book and gives some information about the author. Most of our recent books have been novels.

Venue: Room 2, Pink Lane

Days/times: the fourth Monday of each month beginning at 2 p.m. Usually ends about 3.30 pm, depending on how lively the discussion becomes.

Each meeting’s subscription: £1.00 ( coffee/tea and biscuits included)

All meetings for U3A are cancelled until further notice because of the Coronavirus emergency

We wish members to continue reading selected books and sending comments by e-mail. The titles so far are:

March - "Silas Marner" by George Eliot. This is the story of a weaver, Silas Marner, who lives a solitary life after being wrongly named a thief. He is redeemed after finding and raising a girl who crawled into his cottage by chance one winter night.

April - "The Salt Path" by Raynor Winn. This is a memoir about a couple who suddenly find themselves homeless and penniless just after the husband has been diagnosed with an untreatable disease. They decide to walk around the coast of Cornwall wild camping as they go.

May - "The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle" by Stuart Turton. It is a murder mystery in homage to Agatha Christie. Each of the seven characters gives their account of the murder and the reader has to decide what actually happened.

For June here are two to try, both published some years ago to avoid the difficulty of getting new books currently. You can read either or both, as you wish.

"The Ninth Life of Louis Drax" by Liz Jensen (2004). A psychological thriller about a strange disturbed boy and what happens to his family as they try to cope with him.

"What a Carve Up" by Jonathan Coe (1994). A brilliant satire on social life in the 1990s with humour and a mind bending plot.

Please continue to send your suggestions of books for us to read in the future.

Janet Devoy
Group Co-ordinator

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