We will be discussing this fictional account of Hemingway’s four wives on March 18th. Each wife tells her own story of her life with Ernest Hemingway. It is very tempting to read this story as fact so I have to keep reminding myself not to! Any thoughts?
10 year old Sarah is presented with Hetty, a young slave, for a birthday present. Both are strong willful characters. This powerful novel, set in the American South in the nineteenth century is based on actual events. Looking forward to discussing this one on 28th January.
Our next book is Jane Shemilt’s Daughter. A chilling tale about the abduction of a young girl and the slow realisation of her mother that she may be partly to blame for the unravelling of her family. What do you think? Was she wholly to blame? And should she have seen this coming? Post your comments here….
“I found a sad little fairy
Beneath the shade of a paper tree.
I know a sad little fairy
Who was blown away by the wind one night”
We rated this book 7/10 – we all enjoyed it and everyone read the whole book! Some of us were unsure about the ending. Should it have been more conclusive? Or did it reflect the reality of life’s inconclusive endings? What do you think?
Jasper Fforde has written a book set in a dystopian future where your place in society comes from your ability to see various colours. Hard to get used to in the beginning but I think I am starting to see the humour and imagine this bizarre world. Has anyone else started this yet? Let me know your thoughts….