The next meeting of the Normanby Book Club will be on Wednesday 19th July at 1pm in the Stableyard Café. Each month the group will select a book to read which will be loaned free of charge by North Lincolnshire Library Service. The following month the group will meet to discuss the book in the friendly environment of the Stableyard Cafe at Normanby Hall Country Park. The chosen book will be shared on this page so that you can keep up with what we are reading even if you aren’t able to attend all the sessions. The full reading list can be found at the bottom of the page. If you would like to join the group, please email or send a Facebook message. The book that will be discussed at the July meeting is;  ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini



‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini

Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

Books that have already been discussed by the Normanby Book Club are:
  • Notes from an Exhibition – Patrick Gale
  • The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
  • Perdita, the Life of Mary Robinson – Paula Byrne
  • The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
  • Saturday – Ian McEwan
  • The Accidental – Ali Smith
  • The Blue Book – A. L. Kennedy
  • Mr Golightly’s Holiday – Salley Vickers
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
  • The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets – Eva Rice
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
  • Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O’Farrell
  • NW, Zadie Smith
  • The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
  • The People on Privilege Hill, Jane Gardam
  • Middle Age, Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
  • Semi-Detached, Griff Rhys Jones
Forthcoming book club dates:
  • 21st June
  • 19 July
  • 23 August
  • 20 September
  • 18 October


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