Book Club – August 2021

We  had an interesting discussion on “A Thousand Moons” by Sebastian Barry which is a sequel to a previous book which we’d read by him. Six of nine really, really loved it and the other three were less keen. It is the story of an adopted native American girl living in Tennessee in the aftermath of the Civil War. The state is still politically divided and ex-slaves and native American people are considered to be worthless by almost the whole population.  The story is written in a lyrical style in spite of tragedy and violence and the feisty heroine endears herself to the reader.

 

Ronnie Leech