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Many thanks to Sara S for hosting our group last week. We had a great discussion about the Reluctant Fundamentalist which covered a wide range of topics that the book touched on. The style of writing was really different and effective and left much unanswered which again gave us much to discuss. An excellent book. (As is Exit West which was on the Booker shortlist this year - 10 years after the Reluctant Fundamentalist was on the list.)

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 24th January at Sara Jenni's house where we will be discussing A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

Happy holidays to everyone - and happy reading

The book club in Rosemarie's Garden in the summer


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Read Elliott Henderson's review of John Taylor's Departing Vienna here.

Books can be ordered for delivery to Clapham Books or at other retailers in the webstore.


Previously we met on:

-2 Nov -  The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding

-20 Sep - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

-6 Jul - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

- 6 June - My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

- 2 May  - The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag

- 14 March - This must be the place by Maggie O'Farrell

- 24 January - His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet 

- 12 December - Do No Harm by Henry Marsh

- 7 November - Birds Without Wings - Louis Bernieres

- 5 October - Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey

- 12 September -  Mr Weston's Good Wine by T F Powys and Villa Triste by Patrick Modiano.

- 28 June - Any Human Heart by William Boyd

-18 May - Lila by Marilynne Robinson and The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 

- 6 Apr - A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

-24 Feb - The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

-13 Jan - Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

-1 Dec -  A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale

- 3 Nov - For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

- 15 Sep - The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti, Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald, Funny Girl by Nick Hornby

- 8 July - Departing Vienna by John Taylor

- 20 May -  Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Wolf and The House by Michael Cunningham

- 13 April - Address Unknown by Katharine Kressman Taylor and The World in the Evening by Christopher Isherwood

- 25 February - How to be Both by Ali Smith

- 14 January - One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore and Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell

- 25th November - A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré

- 15th October - The Strangler Vine by M J Carter

- 10th September - Lady Worsley's Whim and Americanah

- 31st March - On the Road by Jack Kerouac

-24th February - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

- 7th January - Stoner by John Williams

20th November - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

15th October - A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulkes

9th September - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and The Red House by Mark Haddon.

22nd May - read our review of The Sheltering Sky here
 
- 8th April - read our reviews of Capital & Toby's Room here
 
- 26th February and you can read our reviews of Dorian Gray & Dead Souls here.
 
- 9th January and you can read our review of State of Wonder here.
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18 May 2014, 00:30