2017 – 2018 Book Club books

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FORTHCOMING BOOKS 2017-2018

 

June 2017:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

A beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as they both try to survive the devastation of World War 2.

July 2017:  The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

In 1883 Thaniel Steepleton’s life is saved, during a blast that destroys Scotland Yard, by a pocket watch that he finds on his pillow in his flat. This prompts him to go in search of its maker.

August 2017:  Riot and Retribution by Alex E. Robertson

A tale of passion and intrigues set in Bath and Bristol in 1831 when Britain was in social turmoil

 

 

September:  2017 The Dark Circle by Linda Grant

After the Second World War as the National Health Service begins.  An East End brother and sister are sent to a sanatorium to be treated for Tuberculosis in the new regime.

October: 2017 We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

PENGUIN CLASSICS American gothic

Shirley Jackson’s Masterpiece: the deliciously dark and funny story of Merricat, tomboy teenager, beloved sister and possible lunatic.

November: 2017 Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton

Famous Killers Have Clubs.

Who would join such a club?

Would you?

 

Pick up a book and join us, in 2018!

 

 

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January: Birdcage Walk by Bristol writer Helen Dunmore
Kindle, £4.99, Paperback, £5.99

Domestic Terror in Georgian Bristol; with secret assignations in Clifton Gorge and with the command of a thriller.

 

 

February: Ali Land, Good Me Bad Me
Kindle  £4.99, Paperback £6.29

Psychological thriller, the Sunday Times best seller and the unputdownable Richard & Judy Book Club pick that will chill you to the bone.

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March: Elizabeth Strout, My Name is Lucy Barton
Kindle, £4.99, paperback: £3.99 from Prime

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016. A  New York Times bestseller.

An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge.

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April: David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon
Kindle: £9.99, Paperback £8.99

In the 1920s the richest people per capita in the world were the Osage Indians of USA after oil was found on their land. Then one by one they were murdered. The FBI took the case but the investigation was bungled. Eventually a Texas Ranger called Tom White unravelled the mystery. This true story is one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

 

May: Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow
Kindle, £4.29, Paperback, £6.29

In June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik Tribunal was taken from the Kremlin across Red square to the Hotel Metropol having been sentenced to indefinite house arrest. The Sunday Times said ‘Abundant in humour, history and humanity’.

June: Emma Carroll, Letters from the Lighthouse
Kindle, £4.33, Paperback. £4.66

February 1941. After months of bombing in London12 year old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon. The only person with two spare rooms is Mr Ephraim the lighthouse keeper. But he is not used to company and he certainly doesn’t want any evacuees.

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July: Matt Haig, How to Stop Time
Kindle, £4.74, Paperback, £7.64, Illustrated ed., £12.32

Tom hazard may look like an ordinary 41-year old, but owing to a rare condition he’s been alive for centuries. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it takes to learn how to live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018: Emma Carroll, Letters from the Lighthouse

Kindle, £4.33, Paperback. £4.66

February 1941. After months of bombing in London12 year old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon. The only person with two spare rooms is Mr Ephraim the lighthouse keeper. But he is not used to company and he certainly doesn’t want any evacuees.

July 2018: Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

Kindle, £4.74, Paperback, £7.64, Illustrated ed., £12.32

Tom hazard may look like an ordinary 41-year old, but owing to a rare condition he’s been alive for centuries. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it takes to learn how to live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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