Fiction

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – Jan 2022

A gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s. Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club.   America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown… A TikTok sensation.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Malinda Lo
Last Night at the Telegraph Club
Paperback

Claudine in Paris

Colette
Claudine in Paris
Paperback

Everything is Beautiful

Eleanor Ray
Everything is Beautiful
Paperback

The Office of Historical Corrections

Danielle Evans
The Office of Historical Corrections
Paperback

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – Dec 2021

In every pub in every town, unspoken stories lie beneath the surface. Each week, six women meet at The Bluebell Inn. They form an unlikely and occasionally triumphant ladies darts team. They banter and jibe, they laugh. But their hidden stories of love and loss are what, in the end, will bind them. With humanity and insight, Kit Fielding reveals the great love that lies at the heart of female friendship. Raw, funny and devastating, all of life can be found at the Bluebell.

Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn

Kit Fielding
Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn
Paperback

The Holiday Swap

Maggie Knox
The Holiday Swap
Paperback

Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories

Kate Atkinson
Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories
Hardback

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – Nov 2021

A searing debut novel about mothers and daughters. This is a tale of obsession and betrayal. This is a poisoned love story. But not between lovers - between mother and daughter. Tara and Antara, the woman and her angry shadow. But which one is which? Sharp as a blade and compulsively readable, Burnt Sugar slowly untangles the knot of memory and fiction that binds two women together, revealing the truth that lies beneath.   Longlisted Women's Prize for Fiction 2021. Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize.   Join the Modern Fiction reading group to discuss this book!
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