The Holy Name Book Club is open to all members of the community, no matter what their age or religion, who enjoy reading fiction. We meet – over a glass of wine – on the first Wednesday of the month. in the Holy Name Hall, Towers Avenue, Jesmond.

If you are joining us, please ensure that you have read the book beforehand as the discussion is confined to the book, its plot, characterisation, narrative etc.

The choice for the meeting 22 May at 7pm (deferred from April)  is Robicheaux by James Lee Burke.

From Tessa Burton-Roberts:  Set in the towns and backwoods of Louisiana, it is a ‘gritty, atmospheric mystery’ (Goodreads) and the last in a series featuring Burke’s troubled detective, Dave Robicheaux. You are most welcome to join us for a glass of wine as we discuss this exciting novel.

Future book group titles include:  The Turn of the Screw (Henry James), Small Country (Gael Faye), The Silence of the Girls (Pat Barker), How Far Can You Go? (David Lodge) and Middlemarch (George Eliot).