Book Club Meeting

14 June 2024

The Pilots Wife

The meeting of the book club took place at the revamped Storrington Library in their new enclosed meeting room. 

The book discussed was "The Pilot's Wife" by Anita Shreve, which is described by the publishers, Hachette, as a "... hauntingly beautiful #1 bestseller ... about tragedy, grief, betrayal, and the impossibility of knowing another person."

Most members enjoyed the book, which, many agreed, gripped you within the first few pages, making you want to know what was going to happen.

The book then went on to disappoint some and enthrall others (some of whom could not put the book down). Some loved the descriptive elements and the twist and turns in the plot, some just couldn't empathise with the lead female character and others found the male lead's character questionable to say the least.

There was a lot of lively discussion about the themes of love, deception and loss and also about parenting within the book, politics, trust within a relationship, airport procedures and religion.

Most agreed that they were glad to have read the book and some people stated that they would now go on to read more from Anita Shreve.

Another good choice, which gave us much to talk about.

The next book to be read will be "The Figurine" by Victoria Hislop. This will be dicussed on Friday 12th July.

The Figurine

13:40, 14 Jun 2024 by Paula Cottrell