Saturday, May 6, 2017

Six Degrees of Separation from The Slap to The Forgotten Garden

This is the Muse & Views Bookclub participation in this month's Six Degrees of Separation meme.  Three suggestions from our members were discussed at our last meeting and we settled on a combination of Shirley's and Beth's.  All books are part of those read by our Bookclub with the exception of the first book The Slap. 

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas  is the story where a slap and its consequences force them all to question their own families and the way they live, their expectations, beliefs and desires. It is told from the points of view of eight people who were present at the time of the slap.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett is the story where a kiss has consequences on two families and is told from the points of view of some of the family members.

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Here the link is the author. This is the story of a South American hostage-taking.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The setting is once again South America and the author uses magical realism to tell his tale.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel. A story that begins in India, also told with magical realism featuring a small boy and a tiger.

Secret Daughter  by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, a story also set partly in India.

TheForgotten Garden by Kate Morton, also about a mother and daughter and their struggle to find their missing history.

Voilà our contribution for this month!  


  1. I have, but haven't yet read, The Forgotten Garden. The Secret Daughter sounds interesting.

  2. Great mix of links - your book club has read some wonderful books��


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