Book Group 3
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We read novels, short stories and non-fiction. Members suggest a long list of titles and we make a final selection form this.
This season we have read:
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, based on true events in Iceland and fascinating;
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman, also based on the of the Jewish citadel at Masada. One of our members had been there which added to the interest;
Will and Tom by Matthew Plampton, which despite its historical authenticity proved rather implausible in parts;
Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi, our first foray into crime fiction;
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain;
Love of Country: a Hebridean Journey by Madeleine Bunting, a long informative read about the outer Hebrides mainly,
The Line Becomes a River by Francesco Cantu, a thought provoking book about working on the Mexican American border and the problems of immigration.
We also read various novels by Muriel Spark over the summer for our classic read. This summer we will be reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout and we are also planning to include The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck following on from some of the issues we raised during our discussion of The Line Becomes a River.
Two of our Birnam/Dunkeld members organised a meeting at THE BIRNAM READ. This was specially opened for us on our Thursday afternoon and we were supplied with delicious home-made cakes and coffee and a secondhand book all for a fiver. Hopefully we might be able to repeat the experience as those who went thoroughly enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, at the moment we have no spaces in this group.