Please be aware that our book club discussion questions contain spoilers Synopsis This book has been surprising in how little controversy it has evoked, with even mainstream journals of economics noting its depth of research and persuasive arguments. Piketty’s basic thesis is that global society has the choice between a progressive capital tax or the […]
Please be aware that our book club discussion questions contain spoilers Synopsis The Art of Asking is about the formation of a supportive community around the artist (and narrator) Amanda Palmer, and the role which asking and giving has played in her professional success. The book is a memoir, and covers her early professional life, […]
Burial Rites is a fictional account of the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman executed in Iceland. Agnes is convicted of the murder of her employer and his acquaintance and is sent to live with a farming family pending her execution. The family are fearful and hostile toward her but become closer to her as the story progresses.
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton is available as one of the Gold Coast Libraries’ Book Club Kits. **Please be aware that book discussion questions may contain spoilers** Synopsis: In the summer of 1961, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson lies daydreaming in a tree-house on her family’s Suffolk farm. While her family continues their picnic at the […]
It’s traditional to note that our book club discussion questions contain spoilers, but I’d argue that doesn’t matter in this case. Synopsis Revolution was written by comedian Russell Brand. He argues that his personal path, away from celebrity and addiction, reflects changes which society should make, away from the commercial and superficial. The book’s chapters […]
Please be aware that our book club discussion questions contain spoilers. Synopsis An unreliable narrator with a troubled past finds a pile of documents in an abandoned apartment. They are an incomplete book, written by a blind man, about a documentary the narrator cannot confirm exists. The documentary is about a family which moves into […]
After the First World War, a pair of broke friends, in their early twenties, decide that it would be a great wheeze to be detectives. They take down the Master Criminal of the Age while trading quips and falling in love. There are red herrings aplenty.
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 […]
Alison Bechdel’s biography, in graphic novel form, contrasts her life with that of her father, Bruce. She considers if her father’s death was a suicide, and if so, was her coming out a causal factor in his death?