Monday, January 30, 2017
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, winner of the Purlitzer Prize.
Drown, a collection of short stories.
This is How You Lose Her, more short stories.
The discussion will be at 7 pm on Thursday, February 2 at the Pioneer Bookshop, 933 Main Street, Grinnell.
Despite his overwhelming fear of interaction with people, Christopher, a mathematically gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.
Mark Haddon is a writer and illustrator of numerous award-winning children's books and television screenplays. As a young man, Haddon worked with autistic individuals. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and lives in Oxford, England.
This book received the Whitbread Book of the Year and is a New York Times Notable Book.
Monday, October 24, 2016
We will meet at 7pm on Thursday, November 3 at the Pioneer Bookshop at 933 Main Street, Grinnell. All are welcome to join in our discussions at the group or on this Blog.
Monday, October 3, 2016
All are welcome to join this informal gathering at any time. The club meets on the first Thursday of the month. Making comments to this blog is another way to participate.
Sue Monk Kidd is also the author of The Secret Life of Bees (2002) which became a genuine literary phenomenon and was adapted into a movie.
The Invention of Wings is a historical novel with actual historical figures like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and Denmark Vesey. Kidd adds original characters to fill in the story.
Friday, June 3, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Detective John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer, he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle... -----goodreads.com
Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old friend in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.
Rachel Joyce has written over 20 original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, and major adaptations for both the Classic Series, Woman's Hour and also a TV drama adaptation for BBC 2. In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for best radio play. She moved to writing after a twenty-year career in theatre and television, performing leading roles for the RSC, the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, and Cheek by Jowl, winning a Time Out Best Actress award and the Sony Silver.
Those who loved this book recommend the companion to it, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey.