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Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
14 Apr 2012, 08:14 AM | Post: #11

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

I'm going to suggest Secrets From the Dust by George Hamilton, who is a member of KUF.

The book came out a while ago and I remember thinking it was a book I wanted to read, but never got around to buying. I really like the sound of it.

It is £1.99.

Here is the blurb:

Snatched from her family during the 1960s, Margaret, a headstrong Aboriginal girl, is fostered by the McDonalds, in the Australian outback, under the government sponsored assimilation policies. She stubbornly fights to maintain her culture until she can escape or her real parents find her. But soon she discovers that she is growing to like many of the customs and material possessions of her captors, throwing her into an identity crisis, which rips another fault line through her world.

By the time she grows into a beautiful young woman, she has already suffered the disappointments of unrequited love and a forbidden desire. Encouraged to hide behind the identity of a Southern European, the highly charged political environment of the time, and her love for a political activist, forces her to confront her true identity.

Word count approximately 125,000
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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
14 Apr 2012, 09:59 AM | Post: #12

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

I've read it and it's a very good interesting read, Susanne.
It's been free on occasion (I think) so many people might have it already on my orders Tongue Big GrinBig GrinBig Grin
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Offline Stu Ayris Reading Dishwasher by Pete Jordan
14 Apr 2012, 12:29 PM | Post: #13

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

Having just read it and reviewed it on my Blog I would second The Moonstone recommendation!!
Offline kaska Reading Song of Jikhoshi by Katie W Stewart
14 Apr 2012, 08:30 PM | Post: #14

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

I second Secrets from the Dust

I think it will be a great read Smile
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15 Apr 2012, 11:32 PM | Post: #15

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

When I suggested The Elephant Whisperer it was available for 99p, but the price has now gone back up to £4.85.
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16 Apr 2012, 08:26 AM | Post: #16

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

I may be a bit late but I would like to add The Girl Who Came Home - A Titanic Novel by Hazel Gaynor this month as well as my other choice. I started this on Saturday and finished it last night. It based on fact and tells the tale of a group of immigrants from Ireland as they travel across the Atlantic on that fateful journey. The book moves between modern times and 1912 but it is very easy to follow. At the minute the book is 99p and well worth it in my opinion.
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Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
16 Apr 2012, 08:39 AM | Post: #17

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

We have 7 suggestions so far. Room for 3 more. Smile
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16 Apr 2012, 08:59 AM | Post: #18

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

This post was last modified: 17 Apr 2012 06:25 PM by Chitma.
can i nominate gray justice by alan mcdermott again then please

it is an action thriller, and i am nominating it again cos i still believe that it is one of THE best action thrillers i have ever read, and as it is my fave genre, i have read a fair few

EDITED to say that the price is now £1.94 if you missed it when it was free
Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
16 Apr 2012, 11:40 AM | Post: #19

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

I was just coming here to nominate that Chitma.
I haven't read it, but it's got rave reviews from KUF members so must be good Big Grin
And it's free, so everyone grab it just in case it wins Tongue
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16 Apr 2012, 03:39 PM | Post: #20

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RE: Bookclub: Suggestions for the book to read during May

(16 Apr 2012 11:40 AM)joo Wrote:  I was just coming here to nominate that Chitma.
I haven't read it, but it's got rave reviews from KUF members so must be good Big Grin
And it's free, so everyone grab it just in case it wins Tongue

I wasn't going to renominate it, but as there are still spaces left and it is FREE I figured "why not" Smile

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