Marvellous Books to Read this May & June

There is nothing like sitting down with a cup of tea and enjoying that rare moment to yourself. We invite you to join the Central West Mums Book Club which is kindly sponsored by Collins Booksellers Orange.

To join you will need to:

  1. Subscribe here and select the Book Club tick box.
  2. Read this month’s Feature Book, The Truth About Her’ by Jacqueline Maley.
  3. Join the discussion and analysis with fellow Central West Mums members online.
  4. Event details will be sent to our Book Club members via email, including an invitation to register for a virtual 1-hour discussion via Zoom every 8 weeks, and posted under our Events page.

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This Month’s Feature Book

The Truth About Her – Jacqueline Maley

How can you write other people’s stories when you won’t admit the truth of your own? An absorbing, moving, ruefully tender, witty and wise novel of marriage, motherhood and the paths we navigate through both, for fans of Ann Patchett and Anne Tyler.

Other books to read this month:

The Vanishing HalfBrit Bennett

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation when their own daughters’ story lines intersect?

Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro

This is the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.

The Family Doctor – Debra Oswald

A riveting, provocative novel about women’s fury, traumatic grief, new love, deep friendship, and the preciousness of life, The Family Doctor asks the questions: Should you cling to faith in a flawed system, or take control the only way you can? Can a good person justify taking a life to save a life?

The Central West Mums Book Club is
proudly sponsored by Colins Booksellers
230 Summer Street Orange.

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