Category Archives: Book Clubs

Book Club 2

Book Club 2 usually meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7pm.

The next meeting is on  Monday 16th December 

This month the book is The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

This powerful and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and an adventurous mapmaker’s apprentice—“perfectly aligns with the cultural moment” (The Providence Journal) and “shows how interconnected two supposedly opposing worlds can be” (The New York Times Book Review).

If you wish to join our book club please contact us on 0161 747 7442 or email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk  or call into the shop, we would love to meet you!

Book Club 1

Book Club 1 meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm.

The next meeting will be  13th January 2020

The book is: Golden Child by Claire Adam

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Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly surviving, just trying to live a decent life. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks after the home. Their two sons, thirteen years old, wake early every morning to travel to the capital, Port of Spain, for school. They are twins but nothing alike: Paul has always been considered odd, while Peter is widely believed to be a genius, destined for greatness.

When Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn’t come home, Clyde is forced to go looking for him, this child who has caused him endless trouble already, and who he has never really understood. And as the hours turn to days, and Clyde begins to understand Paul’s fate, his world shatters—leaving him faced with a decision no parent should ever have to make.

Like the Trinidadian landscape itself, Golden Child is both beautiful and unsettling, a resoundingly human story of aspiration, betrayal, and love.

If you wish to join our book club please contact us on 0161 747 7442 or email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk  or call into the shop, we would love to meet you!

Daytime Book Club

The daytime book club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.30am.

The next meeting will be 9th January 2020

The book is: Middle England by Jonathan Coe

Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain.

There are the early married years of Sophie and Ian who disagree about the future of Britain and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Sophie’s grandfather whose final act is to send a postal vote for the European referendum; Doug, the political commentator, whose young daughter despairs of his lack of political nous and Doug’s Remaining Tory politician partner who is savaged by the crazed trolls of Twitter.

And within all these lives is the story of England itself: a story of nostalgia and irony; of friendship and rage, humour and intense bewilderment.

If you wish to join our book club please contact us on 0161 747 7442 or email books@urmston-bookshop.co.uk  or call into the shop – we would love to meet you!