Book Club One
BOOK CLUB ONE'S GROUP LEADER is Sue Harsent, the Group meet on the first Monday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon.
The books, which are provided by the library, are handed out at the meeting to be read during the forthcoming month and then discussed at the next meeting.
Numbers for this Group are limited to enable the library to supply enough books for all but if you would like to join please do talk to Sue at the main monthly meeting or use the Contact page to send her an email
BOOK CLUB ONE SUPPORTS THE LIFEBOATS
At the August meeting Book Club 1 members discussed the novel "All the light we cannot see" by Anthony Doerr. The novel is based at the start of the German invasion of France, with a blind girl whose father is the locksmith of the Museum of National History in Paris, and a young orphan boy in Essen, Germany whose future is to labour in the same mine that killed his father, but his ability to fix broken radios brings him to the attention of the Hitler Youth.
As this was a Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction some members had already attempted to read the book earlier. One commented it was her second attempt to read this novel the first attempt stopped halfway through. This time she could not stop. It was a wonderfully well written book, with such a depth of research. In the end she felt sorry for the German soldiers. It also told of the love of a father for his daughter and her's for him. It was beautifully written. And gave an insight to the German perspective. Another tried to read the book, but was not in the right frame of mind to tackle it. Whether this was because of the hot weather but was not able to really concentrate on it. Found the flitting from one short chapter to another was not getting anywhere. Another had read it before and thought it well written and a cut above the majority of books. Overall, half who had read it really enjoyed it. Of those who were unable to get through it, two are determined to give it another go, perhaps in cooler weather.
This month's book is "A Italian Holiday" by Maeve Haran.