The book we’ll discuss at our November book club is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.
Not just another ‘disappearance thriller’ – this book gives us racial tensions, family secrets, marriage troubles…
“Lydia is the favourite child of Marilyn and James. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfil the dreams they were unable to pursue – in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the centre of every party. But Lydia is under pressures that have nothing to do with growing up in 1970s small town Ohio. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, and his ethnicity, and hers, make them conspicuous. When Lydia goes missing, James is consumed by guilt and sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia’s older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it’s the youngest in the family – Hannah – who observes far more than anyone realises and who may be the only one who knows what really happened.”
Book club details…
Date: Tuesday 8 November
Time: Come along from 7.30pm to get yourself food/drink and settle in (we’ll start talking about the book at 8pm)
Venue: Area reserved at The Hare & Hounds pub on Sopwell Lane
RSVP: Please reserve your place here >>
New members are very welcome but please RSVP as numbers are limited. It’s a relaxed evening and an opportunity to get to know some of the other members of the group as well as to talk about the book.
I hope to see you there.