August 2014′s choice is…

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher’s calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate

To register your interest simply send an email to bookclubmanchester@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

Welcome…

Welcome to the Manchester Book Club website. Here you can find out all about the book group hosted by blogger and book lover Lucy of Literary Relish (that doesn’t mean you have to be a blogger or reviewer to join) with the aim to read and discuss all things bookish with some nibbles, a coffee or a glass of something. The Manchester Book Club meet on the first Tuesday of every month in a venue in the heart of the city.

To register your interest and find out the venue details please email bookclubmanchester@gmail.com