Books over Brunch

The Plot, by Jean Hanff Korelitz.

Books over Brunch, Sunday February 13th, 2022. Smoothbean Cafe. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written–let alone published–anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant …

The Plot, by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Read More »

Books over Brunch. Sunday 21st November, 2021. 11am. The Absolutist by John Boyne

September 1919:20 year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian’s brother Will during the Great War but in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has …

Books over Brunch. Sunday 21st November, 2021. 11am. The Absolutist by John Boyne Read More »

Books Over Brunch : Sunday, 26th September, 11am. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen.

The novel shifts back and forth through the late 20th century, intermittently following spouses Alfred and Enid Lambert as they raise their children Gary, Chip, and Denise in the traditional Midwestern suburb of St. Jude, and the lives of each family member as the three children grow up, distancing themselves and living on the East …

Books Over Brunch : Sunday, 26th September, 11am. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen. Read More »

Books Over Brunch : Sunday, August 29th.11am. Adele by Leila Slimani.

An erotic and daring story – with electrically clear writing – this masterclass in wire-taut literary terror from the author of the chilling Lullaby will captivate readers with its exploration of addiction, sexuality, and one woman’s quest to feel alive. A respected journalist, she lives in a flawless Parisian apartment with her surgeon husband and …

Books Over Brunch : Sunday, August 29th.11am. Adele by Leila Slimani. Read More »

Books Over Brunch Sunday May 9th 2021, 11am. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is the debut novel by Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong, published by Penguin Press on June 4, 2019.  An epistolary novel, it is written in the form of a letter from a Vietnamese American son to his illiterate mother. The novel is written in the form of a letter by a young Vietnamese American nicknamed Little Dog, whose …

Books Over Brunch Sunday May 9th 2021, 11am. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong. Read More »