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…

February Book Group

Tuesday 27 February at Golden Hare Books, 6.30pm

This month we’re picking up a Scottish classic, The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd, first published in 1928 and republished this year by Canongate Books for its 90th anniversary. A contemporary of James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, Shepherd’s novels – collectively known as the Grampian Quartet – are often compared with Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s A Scots Quair series. This will be a definite talking point at our next meeting! 

When Martha accepts a place at university, her decision is met with a mixture of hostility and pride by her uncomprehending family. This is the story of a young woman’s journey to maturity and independence, struggling to cope with the intellectual and emotional challenges that surround her, at a time when such space was rarely given freely to women.

In The Quarry Wood, Nan Shepherd’s subtle prose is matched with intense and memorable descriptions of the natural world, and a dry sense of humour. Ninety years after the first publication, it remains as fresh and original today.

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 10% off the book group.

Take a look at some of our previous titles below…

Previous Bookgroup Books...