The Eclectic Book Group

Eclectic Book Club meets once a month, please check the events calendar. We read a varied mix of fiction and non-fiction and are always looking for new members.

Eclectic Book Club

A chilling ghost story, wrought with tantalising ambiguity, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw is edited with an introduction and notes by David Bromwich in Penguin Classics.

Event date: 
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 - 7:00pm
The Turn of the Screw Cover Image
By Henry James, David Bromwich (Editor), David Bromwich (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780141441351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2011

Eclectic Book Club

Join us to discuss Human Stain by Phillip Roth.

It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished even his most virulent accuser.

Event date: 
Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - 7:00pm
The Human Stain: American Trilogy (3) (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375726347
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2001

Eclectic Book Club

Join us to discuss The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott.

“The magic and brilliance of The Ninth Hour lie in its exploration of faith tested daily not by evil or crises or overwhelming tragedy or even philosophy, but by the simple mess and muck of life. These are no cloistered, saintly nuns at the heart of McDermott’s book, but fallible women in constant negotiation with God as the inflexible rules by which they are supposed to live clash with the comfort and grace they strive to offer.”

Event date: 
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9781250192745
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Published: Picador - September 4th, 2018

Eclectic Book Club

Join us to discuss Dear Life by Alice Munro.

In story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter, an action not taken, or a simple twist of fate.

Event date: 
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 7:00pm
Dear Life: Stories (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307743725
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Published: Vintage - July 30th, 2013