Category: US fiction

Freedom – Jonathan Franzen

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia Freedom by Jonathan Franzen tells the story of the lives of the Berglund family, an upper-middle class family from Michigan. Walter is an environmental activist, his wife Patty is a stay at home mum. They have two children,… Continue Reading “Freedom – Jonathan Franzen”

Ragtime – E L Doctorow

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia Centering on an unnamed New York family, Ragtime hosts an array of fictional and real characters who seek to find their way at the turn of last century. ✔ Ragtime is a snapshot of life in the US… Continue Reading “Ragtime – E L Doctorow”

White Noise – Don DeLillo

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sophia A satire in which Jack Gladney and his family endure an airborne toxic event after an industrial accident ☁ “Jack Gladney is a professor specialising in Hitler studies who is consumed with the idea of his death. His… Continue Reading “White Noise – Don DeLillo”

Netherland – Joseph O’Neill

 READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy An immigrant Dutchman living in New York in the wake of the 9/11 attacks takes up cricket and befriends a man whose body ends up being pulled from a river. ❚ “In Netherland, we follow Hans van den… Continue Reading “Netherland – Joseph O’Neill”

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”

Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre

READ FOR BOOKCLUB: Chosen by Rachel A satirical novel that details the aftermath of a school yard shooting in America. ⚈ “Vernon Gregory Little is a 15-year-old who avoids being killed in a schoolyard shooting by being on the toilet. His best friend Jesus… Continue Reading “Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre”