We Need to Talk About Books 

Anna:     
On Chapel Sands – Laura Cumming
The Overstory – Richard Powers
The Lizard Cage – Karen Connelly
(Still Life, etc, series by Louise Penny featuring Chief Inspector Gamache)

Sue:       
Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout (recommended last month)
(The Little Red Chair – Edna O’Brien – NOT recommended!)  
Obasan – Joy Kogawa

Meg:      
Yellow Dog – Martin Amis – NOT recommended
(Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson)
The Only Story – Julian Barnes

Vicky:    
The Man Who Planted Trees – Jean Giono 

Hilary:   
Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

Jenny:   
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman (people said the BBC TV series was excellent, too) 

Tim:       
At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails – Sarah Bakewell
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within – Stephen Fry     

Annie:   
The Witchfinder’s Sister – Beth Underdown
The Confessions of Frannie Langton – Sara Collins    
(The Mirror and The Light – Hilary Mantel)

Fiona:     

All That Remains: A Life in Death – Sue Black (some of us had been inspired by the Radio 4 programme The Life Scientific, when Sue was interviewed by Jim Al-Khalili  

Philip:    
Big Sky – Kate Atkinson
A Thousand Moons – Sebastian Barry 

The ones in brackets were mentioned in passing. 

 

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