Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood

mrs hemingway

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?


The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

grimke_sistersI didn’t realise the Grimke sisters weren’t fictional characters until the end of the book.  What amazing, pioneering, strong women! Loved this book and looking forward to hearing what everyone else thinks about it.

Thoughts on Hosseini’s book And the Mountains Echoed

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“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?

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

shades of greyNot to be confused with Fifty Shades of Grey please!

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….