Memory Wall, by Anthony Doerr – Five Leaves open book group
Date(s) - Thursday, 24th October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
Join us to discuss Anthony Doerr’s book of short stories (this might be the first time our book group has ever discussed short stories!)
From the author of the novel All the Light We Cannot See, a collection of stories about memory: the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and to others. In the title story, a young boy in South Africa comes to possess an old woman’s secret, a piece of the past with the power to redeem a life. In ‘The River Nemunas’, a teenaged orphan moves from Kansas to Lithuania, and discovers a world in which myth becomes real. And in `Afterworld,’ a woman who escaped the Holocaust is haunted by visions of her childhood friends in Germany, yet finds solace in the tender ministrations of her grandson.
Five Leaves book group is open to all. Come to one only, or a few or all of our meetings – there’s no commitment other than to read the book and discuss it.
We don’t mind where you obtain the book (we love libraries…) but we do offer 15% discount generally on book group books on the lead up to each event.
For the avoidance of doubt, the author will not be present!
Free, refreshments provided. Please let us know you are coming on firstname.lastname@example.org