The Book Group

On the last Tuesday of every month, the Golden Hare closes its doors to the public and opens exclusively to our Book Group members! Julie, the Bookshop Manager, selects a shortlist of three books – usually a new fiction paperback, backlist fiction paperback and non-fiction paperback – for the Book Group to select for the next title.
At the moment there’s no need to book a place for attending the Book Group, just read the book and show up on the night – we always have wine, soft drinks, nibbles and insightful chat in abundance. And, if you’re a member of the bookgroup, you can get 15% off next month’s title when you buy it in-store! And soon you’ll be able to order online, too…

June Book Group

Tuesday 27 June at Golden Hare Books, 6.30pm

In June, we’re heading into summer reading territory as our monthly Book Group will discuss Ann Patchett’s latest novel, Commonwealth, her seventh novel. Patchett is also the owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee!

It is 1964: Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited and notices a heart stoppingly beautiful woman. When he kisses Beverly Keating, his host’s wife, he sets in motion the joining of two families, whose shared fate will be defined on a day seven years later. In 1988, Franny Keating, now twenty-four, is working as a cocktail waitress in Chicago.

When she meets the famous author Leon Posen one night at the bar, and tells him about her family, she unwittingly relinquishes control over their story…

Both uplifting and heartbreaking, Patchett’s made a name for herself as an exquisite writer, but this choice divided the attendees of the May group. What on earth will we make of it?

(To see what we thought of last month’s book group choice, What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell, check out this blog post.)

Whether you’re a frequent Book Grouper or have never been before, you’re most welcome at the Golden Hare Book Group. No booking required, just turn up at the bookshop in time to start at 6.30pm – wine, soft drinks and nibbles are provided free of charge!

As ever, those intending to attend will receive 15% off the book group.

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