Book Group 2
This group meets monthly on the first Monday of the month.
At the moment we are having virtual meetings using Zoom.
The book for reading in July for discussion in August is 'Golden Hill' by Francis Spufford
New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling proposition -- he has an order for a thousand pounds in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted? This is New York in its infancy, a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love, and find a world of trouble . . .
The book for reading in August for discussion in September is
'The Crossing' by Cormac McCarthy
The Crossing forms second part of Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, that began with All the Pretty Horses and concludes with The Cities of the Plain. However it can be freestanding.
Set on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. Fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's property, Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from.
When Billy comes back to his own home he finds himself and his world irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.
To see a list of books chosen by the group click on Books read
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When the book is not available from the library, sources of secondhand books include:
1. abebooks (https://www.abebooks.co.uk.) around £2.80
2. Amazon marketplace - sometimes cheaper
3. The Red Cross book shop on Green Lanes in Palmers Green.