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The Book Club Review

Aug 5, 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo is a ghostly story that unfolds in a graveyard over the course of a single night. Narrated by a chorus of voices and historical sources this innovative novel invites discussion. We find out what Kate's book club made of it. We also speak to Michelle and Claire from an East London feminist book club, and get some good ideas for how to manage a book club where everyone is learning as they go along. We end with our usual recommendations you might want to try out for your next book club read.

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Kate's book club website is Click on 'archive' at the top to see our list of books going back over seven years, which can be viewed either in date order, or by our star ratings according to how much we liked them.

Books mentioned in this episode: The Tenth of December, George Saunders, The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood, Memoir of a Dutiful Daughter, Simone de Beauvoir, The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing, The Bees, Laline Paull, Grief is a Thing With Feathers, Max Porter, The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey, Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas, Days Without End, Sebastian Barry, Beloved, Toni Morrison, Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome, The Power, Naomi Alderman

For our next book club we will be reading and discussing This is London by Ben Judah.

If you have read this far then you're probably the sort of person who might want to keep listening for our 'extra' bit at the end, where we talk about what we've been reading outside of book club. Stay tuned for true confessions of what we keep on our kindles.