Evening Group Book at Canada Water Library

This is a friendly. informal group which enjoy lively discussions about a wide variety of books. Don’t worry if you have not had time to finish the book, you are still more than welcome to come, share your thoughts and impressions and join the discussion.

The book group will meet on the dates below (Thursdays 18:45 to 20:00)

For more details please phone: 020 7525 2515 or email nuala.graham@southwark.gov.uk
These are the books that will be discussed on the following dates:


High Rise, JG Ballard as part of the Canada Water Evening book Group

High Rise, JG Ballard

8 September 2016

HIGH RISE

Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009.  J.G. Ballard’s dystopian novel depicts a future in which the occupants of a luxury 40-storey tower block revert to primitive behaviour and embark on an orgy of destruction, obeying the laws of the jungle, rather than civilised society

English. Dystopias. General.

Published London: Fourth Estate, 2015

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A God In Ruins, Kate Atkinson as part of the Canada Water Evening Book Group

A God In Ruins, Kate Atkinson

13 October 2016

A GOD IN RUINS

Kate Atkinson’s ‘Life After Life’ explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In ‘A God in Ruins’, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have

Book. English. General.
Published London: Doubleday, 2015
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The bricks that built the houses by Kate Tempest as part of the Canada Water Evening Book Group

The bricks that built the houses by Kate Tempest

10 November 2016

THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES

Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are leaving the city in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of money. They are also leaving behind Pete, Becky’s boyfriend, at his surprise birthday party. Moving back in time – and into the heart of London – The Bricks that Built the Houses explores a cross-section of contemporary urban life with a powerful moral microscope, giving us intimate stories of hidden lives, and showing us that good intentions don’t always lead to the right decisions

Book. English. General.
Published London: Bloomsbury Circus, 2016

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American Pastoral by Philip Roth as part of the Canada Water Evening Book Group

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

8 December 2016

AMERICAN PASTORAL

n American Pastoral, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all the twentieth century’s promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roth’s protagonist is Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov – a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father’s Newark glove factory – comes of age in thriving, triumphant post-war America. And then one day in 1968, Swede’s beautiful American luck deserts him. For Swede’s adored daughter, Merry, has grown from a loving, quick-witted girl into a sullen, fanatical teenager – a teenager capable of an outlandishly savage act of political terrorism. And overnight Swede is wrenched out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, this is Roth’s masterpiece

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published [London] : Vintage Digital 2010

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