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Members NIS 20
Non-members NIS 25  Price includes refreshments

Talking About Books    4.00pm Tuesdays 31 July & 28 August

We have two enjoyable books coming up for discussion in July and August.

On Tuesday 31 July, we’ll be looking at a really engrossing and atmospheric crime thriller, The Dry by first-time novelist Jane Harper. Set in a rural community deep in the isolated Australian outback during a two-year drought, this page-turner treats us to a taut plot, full of unpredictable twists and turns, with clues and red herrings all over the place. It has been acclaimed as the most gripping crime thriller of 2017, winning the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award and Amazon’s Best Mystery and Thriller of the Year. Federal agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town for the first time since he was sixteen, trying to make sense of the mysterious deaths of three members of a family, one of whom had formerly been his best friend. Suspicion and dark secrets and hostility swirl around him as his investigation opens up old enmities.

On Tuesday 28 August, our book choice is My Name is Lucy Barton by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Elizabeth Strout. Described as “exquisite and deeply affecting”, this novel is about the complicated love between a mother and daughter, ”a heart-breaking tragic portrayal of a lifetime’s loneliness”. Lucy Barton, after three weeks in a hospital bed, is visited for five days and nights by her mother whom she has not seen for many years. Their ensuing conversation – one that she finds enthralling - nevertheless awakens painful memories for Lucy of an abusive and deprived childhood and her mother finds it impossible to tell her openly that she loves her. Each needs the other but is desperately incapable of showing it.
As with all our book choices, a copy is available from the Gura Family Memorial Library. You might also enjoy reading it on your iPad or Kindle. Our Talking about Books group is led by Judy Frankel and you’re welcome to come whether or not you’ve read the book. There’s no book club membership but please let us know if you would like to be on the Talking About Books mailing list. Suggestions for future book choices always welcome!
COMING UP (all meetings begin at 4.00pm):
No meeting in September
Tuesday 30 October   Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine   Gail Honeyman

Tuesday 27 November   The Underground Railroad    Colson Whitehead



  Talking About Books