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Book Lounge....... with Gloucester Book Club

Book Lounge....... with Gloucester Book Club

By Christina Young
With so many great books out there, do you find it hard to choose your next read? Are you a book club member or organiser looking for inspiration? Let our book group help you decide. Every month we pick one book we’ve read together and share our thoughts in our podcast!
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Women’s Prize for Fiction winner An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Book Lounge....... with Gloucester Book Club

Women’s Prize for Fiction winner An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?
September 17, 2021
Costa Book Awards Best Novel Normal People by Sally Rooney
Normal People is the story of deceptive simplicity, a very accessible narrative of two seemingly mismatched young people who share a profound, inescapable understanding. Beyond that, a study of how one person can forever shape and impact another. In their different ways, Marianne and Connell emerge almost shockingly real and deeply vulnerable.  
August 20, 2021
Christopher Bland Prize winner The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
This book was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2018 and won the Royal Society of Literature Christopher Bland Prize. Just days before Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood.  With nothing left and little time they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the South West Coastal Path.
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Amazon’s Best Novel of 2017 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
In this episode we share our thoughts about this fantastic novel by Celeste Ng.
July 6, 2021
Women’s Prize for Fiction Winner Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
In this episode we discuss the themes contained in Hamnet which won the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2020.  We also talk about the history of the time and some truths about Shakespeare!
June 22, 2021
Booker Prize Winner Disgrace by JM Coetzee
In this episode we talk about this Booker Prize Winner from 1999. Includes discussion about rape and minor spoilers.  Any references to the character Hannah were mistaken and meant to be Melanie.
June 9, 2021
Aspen Words Literary Prize winner The Beekeeper of Aleppo By Christy Lefteri
In this episode we discuss the themes in The Beekeeper of Aleppo
May 25, 2021
Women’s Prize for Fiction winner An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
In this episode we are talking about the themes contained in An American Marriage
May 11, 2021
Booker Prize winner Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Episode 2 in which we're chatting about the Booker Prize winner Girl, Woman, Other.
April 27, 2021
The British Book Awards Book of the Year Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Gloucester Book Club is based in the South West of England.  We regularly meet to discuss our monthly book club reads.  In this episode a few of us are chatting about one of our favourites in our very first podcast.
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