WHEN SEPTEMBER COMES
3 Bright Ideas
A gem of a read. A cast of wonderful characters in search of love and change set against the beauty of Florentine life and its rich art. Sarah Winman is an exquisite storyteller and ‘Still Live’ is beautifully crafted and totally absorbing.
This magical tale about a young Andalusian shepherd who dreams of finding treasure at the foot of the Egyptian pyramids. Modern classic by the Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho - an uplifting and philosophical book club novel.
September is the time to refocus our energies and this month The Den has 3 stand out bright ideas to revitalise your reading. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, a contender for the Women’s Prize for Fiction announced later this month, follows the lives of twins whose lives take very different paths after leaving their small town black community in Louisiana. With the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11 our Missed Opportunity is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, telling the story of Oskar who discovers a key belonging to his father who died in the September 11th attacks. Our Wild Card choice is Selected Stories, a collection of short stories by Nobel Prize winner Alice Monro, each one exquisitely serving up a slice of life. Three distinctive reads to revive your reading this month.
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