Books & Meetings

For making contact, or for more information about the book club, meetings or meeting venue, please email the coordinator Tricia using  tricia@farnham.humanist.org.uk

Next book:

‘Gilead’ – Marilynne Robinson (2006)

This will be discussed online whilst in our homes courtesy of Zoom on Monday March 1st at 7.30pm 2021. Please contact the coordinator Tricia by e-mail for more information tricia@farnham.humanist.org.uk

Review by Waterstones https://www.waterstones.com/book/gilead/marilynne-robinson/9781844081486

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

In 1956, towards the end of Reverend John Ames’s life, he begins a letter to his young son: ‘I told you last night that I might be gone sometime . . . You reached up and put your fingers on my lips and gave me that look I never in my life saw on any other face besides your mother’s. It’s a kind of furious pride, very passionate and stern. I’m always a little surprised to find my eyebrows unsinged after I’ve suffered one of those looks. I will miss them.’

‘A visionary work of dazzling originality’ ROBERT MCCRUM, OBSERVER

‘Writing of this quality, with an authority as unforced as the perfect pitch in music, is rare and carries with it a sense almost of danger’ JANE SHILLING, DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘A beautiful novel: wise, tender and perfectly measured’ SARAH WATERS

‘A masterpiece’ SUNDAY TIMES”

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The book after that: to be decided

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