21 Mar GOOD READS FOR BOOK GROUPS
Moshi Moshi: Banana Yoshimoto. Japanese family story. Moshi Moshi is Japanese for the vague noises we make on the phone: yeah yeah, mmm,mmm. Try it on cold call phone calls!
The Museum of Modern Love: Heather Rose. Slightly mad story about an unusual artist.
Red Notice: Bill Browder. Non fiction about a financier’s battle with Putin.
Do no Harm: Stories of life, death and brain surgery: Henry Marsh. Non fiction by a surgeon. Fascinating and you end up knowing lots about the brain!
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine: Gail Honeyman. Fiction about a woman’s unusual life and problems. Very engaging and liked by most.
The Signature of all things: Elizabeth Gilbert. Her latest and best some feel. About mosses?
Teaching a stone to talk: Annie Dillard. Unexpected success.
The Erratics: Vicki Lavreau- Harvey. Opinions vary.
The Uncommon Reader: Alan Bennett. Novella. Wonderful plot. Author of Lady in the Van, if you haven’t met him.
Present Tense: Natalie Conyer. Detective story set in South Africa. Good debut novel.
Where the Crawdads Sing: Delia Owens. First novel by a USA scientist. Riveting and huge success.
Conclave: Robert Harris. (Also Munich)
Our Souls at night: Kent Haruf. Novella. Moving story of love in old age.
Oranges are not the only fruit; Why be happy when you can be normal: Jeanette Winterson. Lesbian classics.