Category: Family drama

The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A satirical novel where three British men reflect on what it means to be Jewish. ☁ “Julian Treslove is a professional lookalike, despite not looking like anyone in particular. His friend Sam Finkler is a philosopher, writer and television personality. Their… Continue Reading “The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson”

The Outcast – Sadie Jones

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel The Outcast tells the story of a man, recently released from prison, recalling his life as a boy who refused to accept the polite lies of a tightly knit community ❚ “In 1957 19-year-old Lewis Aldridge returns home… Continue Reading “The Outcast – Sadie Jones”

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine A brooding tale of passion and revenge set in the Yorkshire moors ♥ “Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel details the arrival at Wuthering Heights of a man named Heathcliffe and the close bond he forms with his benefactor’s daughter,… Continue Reading “Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte”

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine Middlesex is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel which chronicles the impact of an intersex gene on three generations of a Greek family. ♥ “Protagonist Calliope (Cal) Stephanides undertakes a rebirth as he comes to terms with his family’s history… Continue Reading “Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides”

Atonement – Ian McEwan

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A girl’s half-innocent mistake ruins the lives of those around her, and she spends the rest of her life attempting to atone.  ⚈ “Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old from an upper class family spies an intimate moment between her sister and… Continue Reading “Atonement – Ian McEwan”

The Gathering – Anne Enright

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Irish woman Veronica takes a closer look at her family’s troubled history while at the funeral of her brother. ⚈ “Liam Hegarty has drowned himself a river. He wears high vis to ensure his body is easy to spot. He is one… Continue Reading “The Gathering – Anne Enright”