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.

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A New York Times bestseller * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction * Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.

Event date: 
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 - 7:00pm
Swing Time: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111641
Availability: Not Currently on our Shelf.
Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

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A young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service in exchange for his freedom. He's got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called "the Hard Four." On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn't right--with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself.

Event date: 
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 7:00pm
Underground Airlines Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316261258
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - July 18th, 2017

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“Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach captures a time and place on the verge of momentous change. Set in Brooklyn in the 1940s, the novel tells the story of Anna Kerrigan, a young woman who has dropped out of Brooklyn College to contribute what she can to the American war effort. Unsatisfied with her job of inspecting and measuring machine parts, she attempts to enter the male-only world of deep-sea diving.

Event date: 
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - 7:00pm
Manhattan Beach: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018

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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)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780141441351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2011

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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
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375726347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2001

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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
The Ninth Hour: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250192745
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - September 4th, 2018

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