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Animal’s People – Indra Sinha

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Animal is a man trying to live an ordinary life about being deformed in the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. ⚈ “In 1984 Union Carbide released 40 tonnes of lethal gas from its pesticide factory into the city of Bhopal in India, killing… Continue Reading “Animal’s People – Indra Sinha”

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”

The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Over one night, a Pakistani man tells an American stranger about his love affair with a woman and his forced abandonment of America post 911. ⚈ “Changez is a Pakistani man living in New York at the time of the terror attacks… Continue Reading “The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid”

The People’s Act Of Love – James Meek

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A renegade Czech army unit is stranded in a community of religious fanatics in a small, remote town in Siberia.  ⚈ “The People’s Act of Love is set in 1919 in Yasyk, Siberia, a small town on the… Continue Reading “The People’s Act Of Love – James Meek”

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel Dinah, daughter of Jacob and sister of Joseph, is a minor character in the Bible, but the author has given her a voice in The Red Tent. ⚈ “The Red Tent tells the story of the biblical character Dinah,… Continue Reading “The Red Tent – Anita Diamant”

She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Nadine The trials and tribulations of Dolores Price from age 4 to age 40 are detailed in this 1992 book with saw wide appeal after being chosen as an Oprah’s Bookclub book. ⚈ “Dolores Price has a harrowing life. Born in… Continue Reading “She’s Come Undone – Wally Lamb”

The Accidental – Ali Smith

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A 2005 novel which relays the consequences for a middle-class family when an uninvited visitor appears in their home while on holiday. ⚈ “Amber—thirtysomething and barefoot—shows up at the door of the Norfolk cottage that the Smart family is… Continue Reading “The Accidental – Ali Smith”

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel This seemingly simple story of a Japanese man whose cat runs away is anything but.  ⚈ “Wow. Just wow. “This is the kind of book I adore. One with much complexity that not only wows me as I read,… Continue Reading “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami”

Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

 READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy The author’s eponymous protagonist travels to the Ukraine, carrying a photograph of the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis.  ⚈ “Everything is Illuminated is the transformation of the author’s own attempts to trace his Jewish-Ukrainian ancestry and… Continue Reading “Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer”

The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A novel within a novel within a novel. Set in a fictional Canadian town it recalls the life events of an ageing lady. It won the Booker Prize in 2000. ⚈ “The Blind Assassin opens with the following… Continue Reading “The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood”