Book Club

Book Club: The Girl on the Train

Aug 28, 2017

Book Club: The Girl on the Train

A 2016 movie, based on Paula Hawkins‘ 2015 novel Commuter Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, she witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous...

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Book Club: The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

Jun 26, 2017

Book Club: The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

By Dominic Smith The Last Painting of Sara de Vos is the fourth novel by Dominic Smith, an Australian living in Texas. The plot is so rich that the description of it could sound too dense, but Smith weaves his tale with a light touch. The book centres on the influence of a painting on three people across centuries: mid-17th century Amsterdam, the time of the Dutch masters; New York in the 1950s; and Sydney at the turn of this century.

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Book Club: The Trombone Man

Mar 27, 2017

Book Club: The Trombone Man

Meet the author, Ron Jontof-Hutter, as he discusses his latest book, The Trombone Man: Tales of a Misogynist. Ron Jontof-Hutter is based in Melbourne and Berlin where he is also a Fellow of the Berlin International Center for the Study of Antisemitism. For a book review click here.

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Book Club: My Brilliant Friend

Feb 27, 2017

Book Club: My Brilliant Friend

By Elena Ferrante A New York Times Bestseller! The Neapolitan Novels (Book 1) is a modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors. Set against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty. Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship. With My Brilliant Friend Ferrante begins the rich, intense, and generous-hearted portrait of two friends, Elena and Lila. Through their lives, she tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country undergoing momentous...

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Book Club: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

Nov 28, 2016

Book Club: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

The #1 International Best Seller, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold, and the ties that bind four generations of women…

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Book Club: The Boy That Never Was

Oct 31, 2016

Book Club: The Boy That Never Was

‘The Boy That Never Was is that powerful thing, a beautifully written mystery driven by its exploration of the characters’ innermost hearts’ – Tana French…

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