South Manchester Book Group

If you enjoy talking about books over a quiet drink, then please join us — new members are very welcome. We normally meet at the Fletcher Moss on William Street in Didsbury around 8 pm but whilst the contagion lasts and we REMAIN INDOORS we'll become a virtual  bookgroup and meet online.

Drop us a line on the Contact Us form and we'll add you to our mailing list and send you invitations to our online meetings. We always reply, so if you don't hear from us please check your spam folder.

There's a meeting 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 all very informal, and we're quite a friendly bunch. We can usually be found on the table with the books and flirtinis.

Our reading list, past, present, and future, appears here and there's a shorter version of upcoming books here.

* Do not turn up — REMAIN INDOORS !

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.


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?

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.

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 ?