Book Club

Book Club

Do you love reading? Would you like the opportunity to get together with other people to discuss a book and express your opinion, likes or dislikes. Then our Book Club is for you. Come along and enjoy a relaxed evening and meet other members whilst enjoying a bite to eat and/or a refreshment.

Monthly meetings are held in the Bistro and all members are welcome to join in.

Our next Book Club Meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th February 2022, 12pm or 6pm

For further information regarding the Book Club please contact Narelle in the Office on 9787 0265 #1

cURRENT BOOK

THE VANISHING HALF
Author: BRIT BENNETT

 

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?

Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race,¬†The Vanishing Half¬†considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.

Past books read by our Book Club…

  • Still Life, Sarah Winman
  • Amnesty, Aravind Adiga
  • A Million Things, Emily Spurr
  • The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman
  • Hamnet, Maggie O’farrell
  • Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty
  • All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  • The Good People, Hannah Kent
  • Working Class Boy, Jimmy Barnes
  • A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara
  • The Restorer, Michael Sala
  • The Hidden Hours, Sara Foster
  • Black Rock White City, A S Patric
  • The Dry, Jane Harper
  • The Cows, Dawn O’Porter
  • Celeste, Roland Perry
  • Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf
  • The Secret She Keeps, Michael Robotham
  • American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
  • On the Java Ridge, Jock Serong
  • The Girl Before, J P Delaney
  • Angels & Insects, A S Byatt
  • Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
  • The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
  • The Tin Man, Sarah Winman
  • Butterfly on a Pin, Alannah Hill
  • The Eggshell Skull, Bri Lee
  • Three Women, Lisa Taddeo
  • The Secret History, Donna Tartt
  • Danger Music, Eddie Ayres
  • The NoWhere Child, Christian White
  • The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Holly Ringland
  • The Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein
  • Regeneration, Pat Barker
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
  • Star Crossed, Minnie Darke
  • Becoming, Michelle Obama
  • The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Kate Morton
  • Between a Wolf and a Dog, Georgia Blain
  • A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towels
  • The Elephant Whisperer, Lawrence Anthony
  • The Wife and The Widow, Christian White
  • Know My Name, Chanel Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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