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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wednesday 6th May, We are all Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler - chosen by Ca

310 pgs
Published: May, 2013
Audiobook read by Katherine Mangold  Sample (audible)
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014
Has also won numerous other awards
Very interesting, definitely recommended!

What we Discussed:

  • Karen Joy Fowler - the author, her background, her books and how she came to write this novel.
  • The different covers of the book.
  • This was an unexpected read for some as it is not like the Jane Austen Bookclub, which some of us have read. 
  •  We cannot say too much about the theme of this book without spoiling the unexpected twist which occurs on p77 .
  • The book generated a variety  interesting issues for discussion,
  • It was also an enlightening read, opening our eyes to happenings in this world that we know very little about.

Links:  (DO NOT LOOK AT THE LINKS BELOW until you have read past p77 of the book!) 

Karen Joy Fowler - website  - link to a conversation with the author

Reading Guide PDF download (from Serpent's Tail website)

Nice pictures from Serpents Tail - look at that tag in the picture and ask yourself that question after p77

Interview with Karen Joy Fowler (youtube - 5mins)

First Tuesday Bookclub   (Discussion - 12 mins video)

Project Nim (Trailer)  (2:29)

Lucy Temmerlin (Pictures) (2:48)

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