Book Reading Groups

Here at Moxham’s, we recognise that, despite what the media says, and the advent of electronic or e-Bookreaders and other devices that allow e-Books to be stored digitally, there are still a huge number of people with a love for ‘real’ books, and who enjoy discussing their latest reads with other like-minded people. Printed books, whether in paperback or hardback, become room furniture, telling something about the tastes of the owner and in some small part chronicling their life journey. Physical books are here to stay!

In support of the many people who form groups to read and analyse various works of literature, we have prepared some recommendations below and are happy to offer attractive discounts on multiple copies of books when ordered at the same time. Our offer is not limited to the books shown below, so why not call 01453 822368 for a price quote on whatever books your Reading Group has selected to read and enjoy.

Cover (may vary) Description
the-time-travellers-wife This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry who have known each other since Clare was 6 and Henry was 36, and were married when Clare was 22 and Henry 30. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. His experiences are alternately harrowing and amusing. They struggle to lead normal lives in the face of a force they can neither prevent nor control. “I was ridiculously entranced by Audrey Niffenegger’s big, reckless novel…utterly convincing” {Daily Telegraph} Title:
Time Travellers Wife
Audrey Niffenneger
the-time-travellers-wife Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption. Title
The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
the-time-travellers-wife A stunning literary thriller in the tradition of Umberto Eco. The discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive, as every last copy of his work is collected by a stranger intent on burning them. This novel explores the obsessions humans have with literature and love and the risks we take for them. ‘A popular masterpiece, an instant classic’ {Daily Telegraph} Title
Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruis Zafon
the-time-travellers-wife A remarkable novel about a man who fell in love at the age of ten and wrote a book in the young girl’s honour. Now 60 years on, his life in America is turned upside down when a young girl tracks down the author of a book, which changed her lonely mother’s life forever. A captivating story of the power of love, loneliness and of survival. It was a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and the film rights have been bought by Warner Bros. ‘This is undoubtedly the work of a formidably talented novelist’ {Independent} Title
The History of Love
Nicole Krauss
the-time-travellers-wife The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. And though Anna is not sick, she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukaemia that has plagued her since she was a child. Anna was born for this purpose, her parents tell her, which is why they love her even more. But now that she has reached an age of physical awareness, she can’t help but long for control over her own body and respite from the constant flow of her own blood seeping into her sister’s veins.And so she makes a decision that for most would be too difficult to bear, at any time and at any age. She decides to sue her parents for the rights to her own body. Title
My Sister’s Keeper
Jodi Picoult
the-time-travellers-wife One wet afternoon, Etienne Vollard knocks down a little girl, Eva. Haunted by guilt, he visits Eva in hospital and also meets her mother, Therese. When Eva awakes, the three of them are immediately aware that their lives are forever altered. This novel is about life, childhood, loneliness, and learning to accept and understand our differences. Title
The Girl from Charteuse
Pierre Peju
the-time-travellers-wife Gloria Hunniford’s daughter, TV presenter Caron Keating, was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died aged 41. This is Gloria’s account of Caron’s life. It is about the difficult bond between mothers and daughters, and about what happens to a family when one of its members gets taken over by a disease. Title
Next To You
Gloria Hunniford
the-time-travellers-wife Emmanuel is a famous playwright. Lillian is his sickly and embittered wife. They have never fully buried the memory of their dead daughter, Sarah. Rich but discontented, they flit from capital to capital in the company of their hero-worshipping young manager-nomads on the international airlines. Then Alberta, straight from an English vicarage and the pages of Jane Austen, is appointed as Emmannuel’s secretary. Title
The Sea Change
Elizabeth Jane Howard
the-time-travellers-wife Sisters Vera and Nadezhda must aside a lifetime of feuding to save their emigre engineer father from voluptuous gold-digger Valentina. With her proclivity for green satin underwear and boil-in-the-bag cuisine, she will stop at nothing in her pursuit of Western wealth. Title
A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian
Marina Lewcyka
the-time-travellers-wife Psychological thriller featuring a harrowing baby swap plotline, from this versatile writer, who is also a leading modern poet. Title
Little Face
Sophie Hannah

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