First Monday Book Club

 
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Join Us:

Our First Monday Book Club is held at 7pm on the first Monday of each month in our Surry Hills store. All are welcome, so come along and make new bookish friends while engaging in hearty discussion on our monthly book and enjoying drinks and nibbles.

 

Next Meeting:

We will be meeting one week late due to the public holiday

7pm, Monday 14th October

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Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

Winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger.

Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things – her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she’s an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley.

Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters fight to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble – but then trouble is Kerry’s middle name.

Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption andforgiveness where none seems possible.

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Our November book will be Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper.

The metamorphic journey of Megan Phelps-Roper: a young woman raised in a religious hate group, who has become an advocate for equality, diversity and tolerance.

UNFOLLOW is a story about the rarest thing of all: a person changing their mind. It is a fascinating insight into a closed world of extreme belief, a biography of a complex family, and a hope-inspiring memoir of a young woman finding the courage to find compassion for others, as well as herself.

LOUIS THEROUX: 'For anyone who enjoyed HILLBILLY ELEGY or EDUCATED, UNFOLLOW is an essential text'
NICK HORNBY: 'A beautiful, gripping book about a singular soul, and an unexpected redemption'
JON RONSON: 'Her journey - from Westboro to becoming one of the most empathetic, thoughtful, humanistic writers around - is exceptional and inspiring'