Bookclub recommendations June 2012

June 09, 2012

Peaches for Monsieur Le Curè – Joanne Harris

Vianne Rocher is called back to Lasquenet by a letter from beyond the grave…

A welcome return to Lasquenet, the small town in rural France that was the setting for Joanne Harris’s remarkable bestseller Chocolat 


In one person – John Irving

A story of unfulfilled love – tormented, funny, and affecting.  Billy the narrator and main character, tells the tragicomic story of his life.  A compelling novel of desire and secrecy.


Another time, another life – Leif G.W. Persson

A moment in history triggers a wide spiralling conspiracy spanning nearly twenty years.  From the occupation of the West German Embassy in Stockholm by terrorist in 1975, to 1989 and the unsolved murder of a civil servant, then to 1999 when Swedish intellegence investigates the newly instated Minister of Justice who has unexpected links with crimes of the past.


Me before you – Jojo Moyes

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour.

And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.