For this year’s A-Z Challenge, I have chosen to highlight authors and their books, that we, in our book club have read, as a group, separately or have been recommended by someone in our facebook, Book Club, ‘What to Read Next?’
This was another tough letter. Surprisingly from all the books read as a group, none of them had authors whose last names began with the letter 'T'. We did however, have a few mentioned in our online group. (Thank you, thank you, kind members!!) So it was from those that I selected this book.
So, T is for Tyson, Sylvia (Yeh, the same one from Ian & Sylvia and Quartet) - Joyner's Dream
Joyner’s Dream is the sweeping story of a family and its dubious legacy: an abiding love of music coupled with a persistent knack for thieving. Beginning in England in the 1780s, continuing in Halifax at the time of the Great Explosion, and ending in Toronto in the present, eight larcenous generations from all walks of life—craftsmen and highwaymen, aristocrats and servants, lawyers and B-movie actors—are connected by music, a secret family journal and one long-lived violin. When the branches of the family are reunited and lingering secrets are revealed, we have come full circle in a hugely satisfying and surprising tale.
This multi-generational story—told in a spellbinding series of historical voices—abounds in such rich social detail and sharply rendered characters, it affords the deep reading pleasures to be found in the novels of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy.
I think this too might be a consideration of our small Monday night reading group, given the local color and the rich historical history.
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Torday, Paul - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Thuy, Kim - Ru