This is a friendly. informal group which enjoy lively discussions about a wide variety of books. Don’t worry if you have not had time to finish the book, you are still more than welcome to come, share your thoughts and impressions and join the discussion. You can see the selected titles for Evening Book Group at Canada Water Library – January to June 2020 below
The book group will meet on the dates below (Thursdays 18:45 to 20:00)
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Evening Book Group Selected Titles
The Black Book
Thursday 9th January
How can you prove your innocence when you can’t remember the crime? Being a cop runs in Billy Harney’s family. The son of Chicago’s Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patti, also followed in their father’s footsteps, there’s nothing Billy won’t give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who’s anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free – or confirm his worst fears.
Thursday 13th February
Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe’s new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved..
The Keeper of Lost Things
Thursday 12th March
Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life lovingly collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before. Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners. But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters.
Heart of Ice
Thursday 14th May
Heart of Ice is regarded by many as the pinnacle of the genre. The plot, setting, characters, and the prose itself are all a cut above the usual fare, and it is both quick and engaging to read. What makes it really special, though, is that it stands on its own as good science fiction.
20th anniversary special
Thursday 11th June
Book to be confirmed.