Norwood Junction book group opens new chapter at Yeha Noha

The Page Turners, Norwood Junction’s new book group, has decided to stick to holding its meetings on the third Wednesday of the month, at 7.30pm in Yeha Noha.

So the next meeting will be on April 20.

a god in ruinsMembers have also abandoned the idea of alternating male and female authors in favour of “books someone suggests reading”. One of the regulars had recently ordered Kate Atkinson’s A God In Ruins, which won the Costa Award last year, and so that’s the book for April.

If you’re a Kindle fan then you might want to note that Amazon has the paperback slightly cheaper, but either way, it’s under a fiver. Hopefully the library will be well-stocked in 2015 award-winners and best-sellers too.

The last book, Elizabeth Is Missing, got a general thumbs-up; as one of us pointed out, it is structured so you could chart the character’s descent further into Alzheimer’s as the book progressed. Another member’s reservations about the central whodunnit being a bit of a comedown were clearly in the minority – people took to this book without reservation, although some found the (necessary) repetitiveness meant it was easy to put down or read the same paragraph a few times and not realise. Overall, pretty absorbing.

So, A God in Ruins, April 20, 7.30, Yeha Noha – anyone is welcome. There’s no fee but we do ask members to buy some refreshment at the cafe, who welcome us free of charge (and they do sell rather good coffee).

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