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 (To be confirmed)

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

APRIL/MAY BOOK

The Trauma Cleaner
Author: Sarah Krasnostein

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife…

But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home, she just wanted to belong. Now she believes her clients deserve no less.

A woman who sleeps among garbage she has not put out for forty years. A man who bled quietly to death in his loungeroom. A woman who lives with rats, random debris and terrified delusion. The still life of a home vacated by accidental overdose.

Sarah Krasnostein has watched the extraordinary Sandra Pankhurst bring order and care to these, the living and the dead—and the book she has written is equally extraordinary. Not just the compelling story of a fascinating life among lives of desperation, but an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together.

Other books read by our Book Club…

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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