Book club library 2012

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The Song of Achilles book jacket


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

A rollicking retelling of The Iliad by Madeline Miller through the relationship between Achilles and his friend Patroclus before and during the Trojan War.
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The Sisters Brothers


The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

A black comic tale by Patrick deWitt about the notorious Eli and Charlie Sisters, on the trail of a prospector in goldrush California.
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Bring up the Bodies


Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Mantel takes us on a compelling journey to 1535, into the heart of Henry VIII's court and the tragedy of Anne Boleyn and the enigmatic and influential Thomas Cromwell.
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The Submission


The Submission by Amy Waldman

A novel tackling issues of grief, the purpose of Art, nationalism, Islam and politics in the aftermath of 9/11.
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A Perfectly Good Man


A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale

A riveting novel about faith, marriage, adoption, mental illness and much more.
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Night Waking


Night Waking by Sarah Moss

A stylish, well-observed tale of parenting young children and one woman's growing pains as she adjusts to motherhood.
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The Marriage Plot


The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Pulitzer prize-winner Eugenides explores the triangular relationship between three young Americans.
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 Lucky Break


Lucky Break by Esther Freud

A humorous peep behind the stage lights and into the world of acting via a motley collection of drama students.
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 The Paris Wife


The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The story of Hadley, aka Mrs Ernest Hemingway (the first one, the 'Paris one'), who first meets the handsome Nesto in Prohibition-era Chicago.
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Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, Snowdrops is a chilling tale of murder and corruption in modern-day Russia.
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