TTC Book Club

TTC Book Club

We are delighted to introduce the TTC Book Club to the members.  This page will allow members submit book recommendations to each other .  If you have a book you would recommend  just email the info into  Enjoy the reading.

Unravelling Oliver By Liz Nugent

Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

So begins Liz Nugent’s astonishing debut novel—a chilling, elegantly crafted, and psychologically astute exploration of the nature of evil.

Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children’s books; their life together one of enviable privilege and ease—until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious, and subsequently beats her into a coma.

Good Reading - recommended by Martin Butler.
The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

A novel set in German occupied Paris in which an architect gets involved in creating hiding places for Jews.. The story builds well, and culminates in an emotional finish.

The challenge for the reader is the portrayed violence of the German army and the resigned resilience of the Jewish citizens. A question for discussion is the suggestion that the book could be interpreted as Jewish propaganda.

Good Reading - recommended by Martin Butler.
Outlander Series

Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon 

There is 8 books in the series and what is really exceptional about the books is it offers escapism with factual history references throughout the 8 books.  The plot: In 1946, after working apart during the Second World War, British Army nurse Claire Randall and her husband Frank Randall, a history professor, go on a second honeymoon to Inverness, Scotland. Frank conducts research into his family history and Claire goes plant-gathering near standing stones on the hill of Craigh na Dun. Investigating a buzzing noise near the stones, she touches one and is transported 200 years in the past to 1743 where Claire is seen as Sassenach or Outlander ignorant of the Gaelic Culture .... the rest you will need to read the books to find out what happens in this eventful and never boring books. 
Great Reading - Enjoy.  Recommended by Pamela Pounch
The Woman In The Window

The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn 

The plot: What did she see?  It's been 10 long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.  Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.
But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
Great Reading - Enjoy.  Recommended by Cathy Medbury
The Party By Robyn Harding

The Party by Robyn Harding  

The Plot: In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

One invitation. A lifetime of regrets.

Sweet sixteen. It’s an exciting coming of age, a milestone, and a rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah—a sweet girl with good grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant, indulgent affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, cake, movies, and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong?
Great Reading - Enjoy.  Recommended by Cathy Medbury

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