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 this morning's meeting Book Club 1 discussed the novel "The Nightingale" by Kirstin Hannah. The Nightingale tells the story of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstances, each embarking on her own dangerous path towards survival, love and freedom in war-torn France. It is a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.
It was by far the best book we have had for a long time. Everyone enjoyed it, harrowing as parts were it spoke of how women struggled with the Nazi occupation and how they endured. While the type-face chosen did not make this the easiest print to read, everyone agreed it would have been a far larger tome had the print been bigger. It was brilliantly researched and a very interesting novel. Everyone would absolutely love to read another book by this author, and we wondered how we had not come across her books before. A wonderful read and had to continue to the very end because it was so good.
We discussed the new authors that have been added to the Book Club selection from the Library and will make our choices perhaps at the next meeting in July. This month's book is by Victoria Hislop and it called "Cartes Postales from Greece".