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Reminder 6 October at Sharon’s Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

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Sharon’s, 35 Cascade, WWF

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August 2017 Meeting

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9777Present and Correct : Catherine, Sandra, Lynette, Heidi, Trish

Absent : Anne, Gabrielle, Sharon, Katie

Discussion : The God of Small Things was recommended to Catherine by a friend.  Catherine has been to India and could smell the things described.  The book was appreciated for its beautiful language. Some enjoyed the non-linear story telling, others found it difficult.

Score : 4

Next book : Moonglow by Michael Chabon

July 2017 Meeting

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29248613._UY2048_SS2048_Present were: Ros, Ann, Lynette,  Sandra, Katie

Discussion : Lots of interesting chat from George Pell to Pauline Hansen to the Kimberley.

Comments included “unrelentingly bleak”, ‘real’, ‘loved it as much as Burial Rites’, ‘evocative’,  ‘I found the fragility of the life amazing’ & ‘One small thing goes wrong & you’re gone’. Others thought that the people were really tough as they could survive such tough conditions, although in the podcast she said that this was before the potato blight hit & that the people’s diet was actually quite good. We also discussed the role of the new priest, Mary’s life & the motivation of Eilis, the role of “fairies” in so many societies, including Myanmar which I discovered in January.

Lots of chocolate foodstuffs consumed by all Ros

Score : 4