Book Group

Cuffern Manor Book Group

This runs every six weeks or so on a Monday night starting at 7 15pm : Always looking for new voices to join us.

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Monday 10th June  Ian Macewan  Lessons

The Cassandra Complex : Holly Smale

 

PAST READS

Monday  April  22nd  2024   The Marriage Portrait: Maggie Farrell
March 11th 2024   Runaway   Alice Munro
January 8th  2024   Stephen King  Fairy Tale
October 30th (new date)  The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
September 11th  2023   A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini,
Monday July 3rd Queenie by Candice Carty Williams
Monday 15th May 2023 – Still Life by Sarah Winman

Monday Feb 20th 7.15 The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble
Monday January 9th 2023 The Constant Rabbit-by-Jasper-Fforde
Monday November 7th The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot
September 12th Damon Galgut The Promise 7.15
July 11th Maggie Farrell Hamnet
May 23rd JoJo Moyes Giver of Stars
March 7th Lola Shoneyin Secret Lives of Babi Segi’s wives
April 4th Rachel Joyce Mrs Bensons Beetle
JANUARY 10th – with D.L.Sayers -Strong Poison
2020
New suggestions: Ruth Ware ,Turn of the Key; Jon Gregory, Reservoir13; Alan Titchmarch, Mr Gandy’s Grand Tour
July 20th To Kill a Mocking Bird and
June 15th The Music Shop Rachel Joyce (online contributions during the lock down)
tba: The Amber Spyglass Phillip Pullman Jo Baker Long Bourne
Past Books:
2020
March 16th Gap in Time. Jeanette Winterson – Covidcancelled
February 3rd – My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante
2019
Feb. 11th Robert Harris Ghost
March 25th Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
May 13th Antony Doerr All the Light we Cannot See
June 24th Margaret Attwood Hag-Seed
July 29th Mary Stewart Airs Above the Ground
September 30th Daphne Du Maurier Jamaica Inn
November 25th Normal People Sally Rooney
2018
January 15th M.E.Braddon Lady Audleys Secret
Feb 26th Ist Casualty Ben Elton
April 16th Saturday Ian Mcewan
May 21st Spy for the Redeemer Candace Robb ((Postponed)
June 26th Barbara Erskine: Midnight is a lonely place -(with Spy for the Redeemer also)
17th September Ernest Hemingway Old Man of the Sea
10th December The Bohdran Makers J.B.Keane (postponed from November)- a celebration of the season, a welcome to new members and a sad farewell -bring a small special edible or quaffable treat for sharing.
2017
Nov. 13th Bone Clocks David Mitchell (plus Not the end of the world Kate Atkinson -due to postponment last month)
September 11th Not the end of the world Kate Atkinson (Postponed)
Monday 17th July Castle Dor Daphne Du Maurier
Monday June 5th At the Edge of the Orchard Tracey Chevalier
April 10th Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey
Monday 27th Feb Richard Dawkins The Blind Watchmaker
Monday 9th January Bookseller of Kabul Åsne Seierstad
2016
November 21st Mayor of Casterbridge-Thomas Hardy
September 19th Invention of Wings-Sue Monk Kidd
july 18th Wild Wood-Roger Deakin
June 6th An Artist of the Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro
April 25th Versions of Us- Laura Bennett
Feb 29th Frankenstein-Mary Shelley
January 18th Old Wives Tales-Arnold Bennett – at Camrose Farm – 7.15
2015
Jan 19th Everyman Phillip Roth
Feb 23rd William Young The Shack
April 13th C. J. Sansom Dissolution
June 29th Elizabeth Goudge Child from the Sea
August 1oth Sarah Waters Affinity
October 12th Peter Carey Chemistry of Tears
Nov 9th (rescheduled from the 23rd) Karen Joy Fowler We are all completely Beside Ourselves
Dec 7th Christmas Shenangans-bring and share snacks and drink and bring a Christmas related reading, song, one act drama, juggling with crackers act, musical perfomance ………..????
2014
Feb 17th The Secret History Donna Tartt
7th April The 100 year old Man who climbed out of the Window Jonas Jonasson
19th May Virginia Ironside No I dont want to join a book club
14th July (new date) Virgina Woolf Mrs. Dallaway
15th September Helen Dunmore The Seige
20th October Kate Atkinson Life after Life
24th Nov. Stefan Sweig Beware of Pity
8th Dec. An ancient Mummers Play -with an appropriate cast
2013
11th February – Daphne Du Maurier – House on the Strand
26th March – Anthills of the Savannah-Chinua Achebe
13th May – Wolf Hall -Hilary Mantel
24th June – Story of a Beautiful Girl-Rachel Simon
September 2nd Barbara Kingsolver Prodigal Summer
Oct 21st Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce
November 25th The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Dec 16th Reading of Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas
2012
January 16th 2012 The Owl who saved us Magaret Craven
February 20th War Horse Michael Murpogo
March 26th The Colour of Magic T erry Pratchett
May 14th Fathers and Sons Alex Waugh
June 18th Left Neglected Lisa Genova
July 30th Susan Hill A Kind Man
Sept 24th Edward St Aubyn Never Mind (Ist book in the series)- Postponed
Nov 12th Aldous Huxley Brave New World ( and Edward St Aubyn ‘s Never Mind)
10th Dec Our Day Out- Play reading
2011
February 21st Focus Arthur Miller
March 28th I’m the King of the Castle Susan Hill
JUne 27th The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist Robert Tressell
Aug 8th What a Carve Up Jonathan Coe
September 19th The Other Hand by Chris Cleave
November 7th Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
December 5th Poetry evening-each member will bring copies of a poem to Novembers meeting for all to read before

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