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…

January Book Group

Tuesday 30 January at Golden Hare Books, 6.30pm

We’re kicking off 2018 with the only debut novel to appear on the Booker Prize shortlist this year, a story of a family on the outer limits of modern society in Yorkshire.

Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned menacing and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them in the woods with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted.

Cathy was more like their father: fierce and full of simmering anger. Daniel was more like their mother: gentle and kind. Sometimes, their father disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home, he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn’t true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew.

Brutal and beautiful in equal measure, Elmet is a compelling portrayal of a family living on the fringes of contemporary society, as well as a gripping exploration of the disturbing actions people are capable of when pushed to their limits.

This novel has been compared to The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry for its focus on family and undertones of horror lying beneath the surface.

But what will we think?

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.

Take a look at some of our previous titles below…

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