Hope Book Club, Ep 35: Thought-Provoking Fiction – Hope 103.2

Hope Book Club, Ep 35: Thought-Provoking Fiction

Natasha Moore, from the Centre for Public Christianity, The Little Lost Bookshop's Karl Grice and Hope Mornings Katrina Roe share their thought-provoking picks.

By Katrina RoeWednesday 17 Nov 2021Hope Book ClubPodcastsReading Time: 2 minutes

In Episode 35 of the Hope Book Club we’re picking up thought-provoking new fiction.

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Natasha Moore has been devouring Sally Rooney’s new book, Beautiful World, Where Are  You? The bestselling author of Conversations with Friends and Normal People returns with another story about a novelist who is questioning her contribution to the world. It’s about four friends, their anxieties, their relationships with each other and the gap between perception and reality.

Karl Grice has been reading Amnesty – a new novel by Indian writer Aravind Adiga. Danny is an “illegal” immigrant who has outstayed his student visa and now works as a cash-in-hand house-cleaner. When he witnesses a murder, Danny has to make a decision. Will he report what he knows to police, even if it means being deported?

And, I have been reading The Midnight Library, an existential tale by Matt Haig. Filled with regret, Nora decides she has nothing to live for. But in the world between life and death she finds a library and a chance to live the other lives that might have been. It’s a life-affirming story about the choices we make the and consequences of those choices.

There’s plenty of food for thought in Episode 35 of the Hope Book Club so listen now in the player above.

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