Ru (2018 Discussion Novel) – Kim Thuy

Ru. In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow–of tears, blood, money. Kim Thúy’s Ru is literature at its most crystalline: the flow of a life on the tides of unrest and on to more peaceful waters. In vignettes of exquisite …

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The Warden (2018 Discussion Book)

By Anthony Trollope This year marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the English novelist Anthony Trollope, and maybe the fourth decade of the Trollope boom that has put him back into the most-read ranks of the English novelists.- from the New Yorker ‘You might pass Eleanor Harding in …

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Palace Walk (2018 Discussion Book)

Palace Walk is the first novel in Nobel Prize-winner (1988) Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork. The novels of the Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household …

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The Last Dickens (2018 Discussion Book)

Matthew Pearl Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens’s sudden death reaches his struggling American publisher, James Osgood sends his trusted clerk, Daniel Sand, to await the arrival of Dickens’s unfinished final manuscript. But Daniel never returns, and when his body is discovered by the docks, Osgood must embark on …

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Bring a New Guest – Win a Weekend

When you bring a guest to the weekend, who has never previously attended, your name will be entered into a draw for a free weekend for you and your guest. The winners of the free weekend at the 2016 weekend were Jean Graham and Donna West.