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Book Club


The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
By Charlie Mackesy

 

A book of hope for these uncertain times. Purchase for someone you love. It is the quintessential perfect gift! A children’s book for grown-ups (and children too).

 

A reminder of what truly matters, as told through the adventures of four beloved friends. Based on Charlie’s daily Instagram. For fans of Winnie-the-pooh’s Little Book of Wisdom. Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared millions of times online – perhaps you’ve seen them? They’ve also been recreated by children in schools and hung on hospital walls. They sometimes even appear on lamp posts and on cafe and bookshop windows. Perhaps you saw the boy and mole on the Comic Relief T-shirt, Love Wins? Here, you will find them together in this book of Charlie’s most-loved drawings, adventuring into The Wild and exploring the universal thoughts and feelings that unite us all.

 

 


The Library Book
By Susan Orlean

 

The Library Book is a book for every reader and every writer.  It’s a masterful tribute to libraries, and, even better, it has a plot and a storyline. 

 

On April 29, 1986, a fire consumed or damaged more than a million books in the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library.  We didn’t hear much about the library fire.  A near apocalypse at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor drove the fire to the back pages of American newspapers. “The books burned,” Orlean writes, “while most of us were waiting to see if we were about to witness the end of the world.” The world didn’t end, or not yet; the Los Angeles Public Library survived; and we are lucky to have lived long enough for Susan Orlean to write a book that begins with that library fire but delivers a lot more.  

 

 


A Long Petal of the Sea
By Isabel Allende

 

One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.” — The New York Times Book

 

This is the family saga of Victor Dalmau and Roser Bruegera Dalmau whose lives are repeatedly upended by war and political unrest beginning with the Spanish Civil War, seeking refuge in Chile while WWII rages in Europe, then through the political unrest during the coup against Salvador Allende and the horrific reign of Augusto Pinochet the demise of his 17 year dictatorship.One of the most gratifying parts of reading this book is seeing how the relationship between them deepens and grows. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging.