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AUTUMN 2021

17th August 2021, 7pm

The Hungover Games by Sophie Heawood

Celebrity journalist Sophie Heawood lived a life of Hollywood glamour, parties and interviewing A-listers for a living in LA. And then she found herself pregnant and her lifestyle rapidly had to change. We can't wait to discuss Sophie's hilarious, brilliantly written, vulnerable and astute memoir about her experience of unexpected motherhood.

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28th September 2021, 7pm

Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee

This stunning novel from the author of BookBar favourite Pachinko is a compelling and moving novel about identity, family and love. Casey Han's years at Princeton have given her a refined diction, an enviable golf handicap, a popular white boyfriend and a degree in economics. But no job, and a number of bad habits. The elder daughter of working-class Korean immigrants, Casey inhabits a New York a world away from that of her parents. As Casey navigates an uneven course of small triumphs and spectacular failures, a clash of values and ambitions plays out against the colourful backdrop of New York society, its many shades and divides.

 

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20th October 2021, 7pm

Memorial by Bryan Washington

Benson and Mike's four year relationship is unravelling when news of Mike's estranged father's illness sends him back to Japan, leaving Benson cohabiting with his mother. It's a beautiful and moving book about interiority, and what we feel isn't always reflected in how we speak or act. Its precise writing explores the intangibility of 'home', with beauty and depth, portraying America as it is today through this one relationship.

 

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