The next book groups will talk about:   

  • Wednesday 16th May: 'Burial Rites' by Hannah Kent
  • Wednesday 13 June: ‘The Book of Lost Things’ by John Connolly
  • Wednesday 11th July: 'The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy” by Rachel Joyce
  • Wednesday 8th August:' Everything I Never Told You' by Celeste Ng

All meetings are 7.15 - 8.15pm. Everyone is welcome, whether you've read the book or not! Most of our choices are available in the county library stock, so you can reserve a copy for just £1 and collect it at our library. They're also available online at good prices. We choose books on recommendation, trying for a balance of genres 

 If you'd like to suggest a book to read , bring it along or email info@rothleycommunitylibrary.co.uk.   If you have any preferences, or would like to be part of a daytime group, please let us know.

Book Summary- June's Book

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The Book of Lost Things is a poignant story about loss and acceptance. It follows the events affecting a young boy named David, during wartime. When David’s mother falls ill and eventually dies, he must attempt to come to terms with her death before the pain of loss clouds his outlook on life. David must decide if he is willing to live with loss or create excuses and foster hatred for others in an effort to cope with the pain of loss.

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Book Summary - July's Book

 The Love Song of Miss Queen Hennessy.From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an exquisite love story about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold’s cross-country journey.

In this poignant parallel story to Harold’s saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy’s voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold’s; one word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths—about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea. And, finally, the devastating secret she has kept from Harold for all these years.



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