Four Respectable Ladies seeking part time Husband provided a few laughs - this was set after the First World War when prospective husbands were scarce. The Last Chord written by Lisa Genova author of Still Alice, provided an insight into a concert pianist with MND, the books written by Lisa all have a theme of medical issues.
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermot begins with suicide and ends with murder and life that involved nuns in a convent, a very good read. The Girl with all the Gifts is a science fiction story which, interestingly, was written as a monthly blog and became a book.
Lorraine had a good month reading mysteries by Camilla Lackberg, James Paterson and Jo Nesbo, didn’t enjoy the last author very much. Shirley produced a book from 1898 titled Humorous Life in a Village by Honore De Balzac, a different method of writing to the current form. A biography of Edna Walling provided an interesting insight into her life. In Cold Blood is a non fiction novel by American author Truman Capote, we agreed it drew parallels with Gone Girl.
We will miss the November meeting as it falls on Melbourne Cup Day but will meet in the Library for our last gathering on the 4th December.