South Manchester Book Group

We're a friendly and open reading group, and we share a love of books and discussing them with other people. We meet every fortnight, but you don't have to come to them all. It's dead simple; choose a book you like the sound of, read it (or even part of it) beforehand and turn up with a few ideas and money for beer / wine / flirtinis. It's very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch.

We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis. Whilst the contagion lasts and we remain indoors we'll meet online, reading virtual books and drinking virtual flirtinis — vlirtinis if you will.

We've become rather popular recently so unfortunately aren't accepting new members just at the moment. But please drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and a short version of what we’re reading next is here.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

The Virgin Suicides — Jeffrey Eugenides

Book cover for Jeffrey Eugenide's The Virgin Suicides in the South Manchester, Chorlton, and Didsbury book groupIn an ordinary suburban house, on a lovely tree-lined street, in the middle of 1970s America, lived the five beautiful, dreamy Lisbon sisters, whose doomed fates indelibly marked the neighbourhood boys who to this day continue to obsess over them. A story of love and repression, fantasy and terror, sex and death, memory, and longing. It is at its core a mystery story: a heart-rending investigation into the impenetrable, life-altering secrets of American adolescence.

This week's book is Jeffrey Eugenide's The Virgin Suicides and we'll be meeting at The Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury.

Please note change of book.

4 comments:

PJ Nasser said...

That is a real disappointment. It was going to be my first visit to a book group. There's no chance of Mr Gwyn being reinstated later on?
Paul

Harry said...

It was a question of availability that decided us, so to answer your question ... possibly ... but that is in the hands of the publishers.

PJ Nasser said...

The book is not available? It's on Amazon. I assume you must mean something else, but I can't think what. Forgive me if it is just obtuseness on my part.
Paul

Harry said...

It was more the cost, it being only available at the present time, in hard cover. Noting your reference to Amazon, could I draw your attention to http://www.southmanchesterbookgroup.uk/p/buying-books.html ?