A great range of books were discussed. Dave Barry bought along a family book At the Toss of the Coin he came to Australia, a personal story written by his niece. We then ranged from the new J K Rowling novel, Danielle Steel; A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey; The Lie by Helen Dunmore, written about a soldier returning from WW1, to Lilian’s Story by Kate Grenville, which didn’t get a very good review. A reread of Billy Connelly written by his wife Pam Stevenson and Our Souls at Night a book full of love, humour and gentle shocks. Dream Wheeler by Deb Hunt was enjoyed whilst the Bill Bryson book A Walk in the Woods was not too popular.
Others mentioned were South of Darkness by John Marsden, ‘a good read’; Burial Rites by Hanna Kent; Cane River about slavery in Louisianna; The Changeling, a Phillipa Gregory novel; House of the Hanged by Mark Mills; Kingdom of the Brave, by Australian author Tamara McKinley; The Curiosity, a Sci Fi book and lastly Christine Falls an Irish Mystery by John Banville.
Such a nice way to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon! We look forward to seeing you all on March 1st at the Library. Happy reading.