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Monday, September 22, 2014

Wednesday 2nd April, 2014 - Eternal of the Water by Joseph Monninger (chosen by An)

Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger

  • A story about timeless love, sorrow and joy
  • Setting - Maine (the Allagash),  Yellowstone National Park, Indonesia
  • Inspiring, touching ..... beautiful!

We started off by watching 3 short interviews which gave us an introduction to the author, his background, lifestyle and how he wrote the book:

Joseph Monninger - Wise words

We also looked at the author's bio and some reviews on the book:

Joseph Monninger - Website

Publishers Weekly

Interview with Joseph Monninger - Simon and Schuster

From there we went on to discuss the characters, our reaction to them and how the whole plot flowed. This led on to a deep discussion on Huntington's desease,  terminal illness and how one reacts to euthanasia and assisted suicide ... also the impact it has on the family that is left behind.

Reading Group Guide - Simon and Schuster

Reading Group Guides Website - with review by Jamie Layton

An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith (20th March, 2014)

A couple of us attended this event at the Octagon Theatre, UWA.  AMS is always entertaining and it is great to have that opportunity to listen to him talk about his writing.  We were introduced to his latest book "The Forever Girl".

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