Book Club Selections – September 2018
Every month, we share our book recommendations with you through Eason Book Club. Chosen from our favourite reads, bestsellers and critically acclaimed books across all genres, we have something for all book lovers, no matter what you’re into.
The author of ‘Gomorrah’ returns with his first work of fiction, about a young boy member of the mafia teenage gangs who terrorise the streets of Naples. A dark, violent and brilliantly compelling story which is made seem all the more real by the insight Saviano has gained into the hidden world of the Camorra.
The eagerly awaited final chapter of Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s ‘Cemetery of Forgotten Books’ series, which started with ‘The Shadow of the Wind’. Alicia Gris, along with the help of Daniel Sempere, is tasked with solving the strange disappearance of Minister of Culture. With a gripping insight into the sinister machinations of Franco’s Spain, this is an extraordinary and atmospheric piece of storytelling, and a fitting conclusion to Zafon’s much loved series.
The bestselling author of ‘Cold Mountain’ returns with an epic new novel based on the real life story of the wife of the pro-slavery Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Varina Davis. As Varina reaches the end of her days, she recounts the perilous journey to New York which herself and her children took when they fled the South after the collapse of the Confederacy. A powerful and evocative piece of historical fiction which vividly brings to life the devastation of the American Civil War.
A young woman is recruited as a spy for MI5 during the Second World War, and is tasked with monitoring the conversations of Nazi sympathisers. Years later, working as a producer for the BBC, she finds that her past comes back to haunt her and she is pulled back into a world she thought she’d left behind. ‘Transcription’ is a masterful and intriguing tale of espionage from one of today’s finest writers.