Join us for lively literary conversation in our Book Group. No need to pre-book, just come along on the night to join in the discussion in the Hurst Room.

This month: The Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery.

In a small cafe in Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao Yasutani is navigating the challenges thrown up by modern life. In the face of cyberbullying, the mysteries of a 104-year-old Buddhist nun and great-grandmother, and the joy and heartbreak of family, Nao is trying to find her own place - and voice - through a diary she hopes will find a reader and friend who finally understands her.

Weaving across continents and decades, and exploring the relationship between reader and writer, fact and fiction, 'A Tale for the Time Being' is an extraordinary novel about our shared humanity and the search for home.

Thurs 26 September 2019, 6.00pm
Free Entry | Suggested Donation £3