The English Book Club October 2022: Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah
In autumn 2022, The English Book Club will read Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women (1869). The novel is lengthy, but the next book, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) by the Scottish writer Muriel Spark, is shorter. In October, we are introduced to the most recent Nobel laureate in literature, Abdulrazak Gurnah and his breakthrough novel Paradise (1994). In November, we move to Canada and examine Emily St. John Mandel’s narrative of a pandemic in Station Eleven (2014). We finish off the season with another Scottish novel, the acclaimed Shuggie Bain (2020) by Douglas Stuart. Welcome to another season of reading!
31.8. Louisa May Alcott: Little Women
21.9. Muriel Spark: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
26.10. Abdulrazak Gurnah: Paradise
23.11. Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven
21.12. Douglas Stuart: Shuggie Bain
During the season, The English Book Club meets once a month. The meetings start at 18.00 and end at 20.00. The group is free for Finnbrit members and 20€ for the series of five meetings for non-members.