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The Unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry Book Club Discussion Questions

The Unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ Book Club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: The Unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry is Rachel Joyce’s debut publication. It was Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2012. An extraordinary reflection […]

The Swimmer by Roma Tearne

The Swimmer by Roma Tearne earnestly opens with the tone of a thriller but quickly evolves into something more beautiful and poetic. Poet, Ria Robinson lives in self-exile on the Suffolk Coast. Influenced by her isolation, retreating from reality, she pays little attention to the happenings within her community, she chooses to turn a deaf […]

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November online ebook club – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

After a couple of months of non-fiction, this month we are going to read a work of fiction. The Book Thief is Australian author Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel about Liesel Meminger, a young girl growing up in Germany during World War II. Liesel is sent to live with foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann after her father is presumably taken away for being a communist and her mother cannot care for her and her brother. Her brother dies on the journey to their new home and Liesel is left alone. At her brother’s funeral, Liesel steals her first book and continues the thievery in her new town. Helped by her foster father, Hans, who teaches her to read Leisel develops a love of books and words.

Mrs Sinclair’s suitcase

I know they say not to judge a book by it’s cover, however I am readily admitting that in this case I have. This novel’s beautiful cover is swoon worthy and would charm any bibliophile! Mrs Sinclair’s suitcase by Louise Walters is a delightful novel. The central character Roberta works in the Old & New […]

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Flesh House by Stuart MacBride

Flesh House Like a good thriller with lots of twists and turns? Not afraid of a bit of graphic gore? Butchered remains? Cannibalism? Then this is your next read. Compelling with an unexpected ending, who is The Flesher?

The Road to Urbino

After reading Mosquito by Roma Tearne and really enjoying the author’s “artistic” imbued storytelling, I was quite excited to see a new book by the same author. The Road to Urbino is a very intriguing read. The Road to Urbino is a compelling novel of love, loss, political trauma, war shadows, grief, a barrister and an […]

The Life of Pi

On this occasion I’ve broken my own rules, having seen the movie before reading the book. I erred and wondered if I should still read Yann Martel’s The Life of Pi or if the film had now sullied my would-be reading experience. However retrospectively I don’t know why I stalled even momentarily.  After making a […]

Don’t want to miss a thing – Jill Mansell

Don’t want to miss a thing by Jill Mansell – When Dexter’s beloved sister dies suddenly, she leaves behind her 8 month old daughter, Delphi for him to raise. Dexter, a man who previously pursued a life of pleasure without responsibility or attachments, moves from his city apartment to a country home where he grows […]

The Lost child of Philomena Lee Book Club Discussion Questions

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ Book Club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: Irish lass Philomena Lee is a mere teenager when she falls pregnant and is handed by her family, over to the nuns at Roscrea Abbey. […]

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Book Club Discussion Questions

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ Book Club kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: Set in Edinburgh in the  1930s, Esme is one of two daughters in the Lennox family.  Esme and her older sister Kitty are […]

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