The next Book Club meeting will be held following 5pm worship on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th, to discuss Francis Spufford’s 2016 novel Golden Hill. Golden Hill won three prizes: the Costa First Novel Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize, and the Desmond Elliot Prize. It was also shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
“Golden Hill” […] keeps its theme — the moral conundrum of America — ever in its sights, through breakneck chase scenes and dark nights of the soul. It has the high spirits of an eighteenth-century novel, but not the ramshackle mechanics.” (excerpted from The New Yorker)
After the June meeting, we’ll experiment with meeting during July & August for the first time, and we need book suggestions! We favor fiction and memoirs – around 300 pages or less, and not too gloomy (please).