Summer Reads 2011: Read Ghost Light with the Book Club
Waterstone's Royal Arcade, Norwich
Information on the third of the Summer Reads 2011 Book Club Sessions.
Come and read one or more of our six great reads this May-July and then air your views on them with other interested readers at our Summer Reads Book Club.
The club will run fortnightly from May in book shops and libraries around Norwich where you'll get to meet fellow readers and share your thoughts with others in lively, informal sessions. All sessions will be led by Writers' Centre Norwich's Sam Ruddock - a keen reader. You'll find yourself in a welcoming, inclusive environment with other people just as keen about reading as you are and you can come to all or just some of the sessions - it's up to you.
This week's book is Joseph O'Connor's Ghost Light:
Dublin 1907, a city of whispered rumours. A young actress begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Rebellious and flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a girl of the inner city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Her affair with playwright John Synge is quarrelsome, affectionate and tender - and firmly opposed by all.
Years later Molly recalls the defining affair of her life as she walks through London's streets, alone, but sustained by memories and an inspiring passion for existence.
"Hauntingly sad, yet packed with wit and invention; Molly's story will stay with me for a long time".
Full Summer Reads Book Club Schedule (click on the links to find out more about the books):
Seeing Stars by Simon Armitage
Tuesday May 17th, 6pm, Waterstone’s Castle Street
After the Fire, A Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld
Tuesday May 31st, 6pm, Cafe Metro, Jarrold
Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor
Tuesday June 14th, 6pm, Waterstone's Royal Arcade
The Good Angel of Death by Andrey Kurkov
Tuesday June 28th, 6pm, Millenium Library, Norwich
The Longshot by Katie Kitamura
Tuesday July 12th, 6pm, The Book Hive, Norwich
The Mango Orchard by Robin Bayley
Tuesday July 26th, 6pm, Writers’ Centre Norwich, 14 Princes Street
About Summer Reads 2011:
Summer Reads offers you the chance to read some or all of six great books and loads of extras: hearing the authors read at events, discussing the books online, downloading exclusive content and more.
Find out more here.
If you'd like to chat about the Book Club specifically do call Sam Ruddock on 01603 877177 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you soon.