2019 BOOK CLUB
Welcome to all our current members and to our new members joining us in 2019. We have another exciting year of books planned and we are very excited to get back into our monthly discussions with our members. We are an all inclusive book club and welcome anyone that would like to join us.
Book Club details are as follows:
WHERE: Need2Read Bookstore in Warragul
WHEN: 3rd Tuesday of the Month (Excluding December)
OR 4th Thursday of the Month (Excluding December)
TIME: Doors open at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start
MEMBERSHIP COST: $30.00 per year for one club (either Tuesday OR Thursday) or $55.00 for both (Memberships expire 31st December)
Memberships include finger food and drinks at monthly meetings and 10% off storewide during the membership year (excluding gift vouchers and sale items).
First Meetings of 2019 will be Tuesday January 15th and Thursday January 24th respectively.
TUESDAY BOOK CLUB (Mostly Fiction)
January Meeting: Tuesday15th 7.30 pm
In our first meeting of the year we will be discussing Sophie's Choice by William Styron.
In this extraordinary novel, Stingo, an inexperienced twenty-two year old Southerner, takes us back to the summer of 1947 and a boarding house in a leafy Brooklyn suburb. There he meets Nathan, a fiery Jewish intellectual; and Sophie, a beautiful and fragile Polish Catholic. Stingo is drawn into the heart of their passionate and destructive relationship as witness, confidant and supplicant. Ultimately, he arrives at the dark core of Sophie's past: her memories of pre-war Poland, the concentration camp and - the essence of her terrible secret - her choice.
THURSDAY BOOK CLUB
January Meeting: Thursday 24th 7.30 pm
In our first meeting of the year we will be discussing
Saga Land by Richard Fidler & Kari Gislason.
Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kári Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages.These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, but the identity of their authors is largely unknown.
Together, Richard and Kári travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago. They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery - a gift from Kari's Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.