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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley Virago Modern Classics Book Club May 2019 The Collected Stories of Grace Paley This May our Virago Modern Classics Book Club selection is The Collected Stories of Grace Paley. Regarded as one of the finest American short story writers and admired by George Saunders, Susan Sontag and Salman Rushdie, this collection presents all…

Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

Virago Modern Classics Book Club APRIL 2019 Memento Mori by Muriel Spark For our April Book Club we are diving in to Muriel Spark’s unforgettable novel, Memento Mori.Witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more. Remember you must die. Dame Lettie…

Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Virago Modern Classics Book Club January 2019 Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault A new year and a new collection of Virago Modern Classics for your reading pleasure. We are kicking off our 2019 Virago Modern Classics Book Club with Mary Renault’s classic: Fire From Heaven. In the first novel of her stunning trilogy, Mary Renault vividly…

Faces in the Water

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Virago Modern Classics Book Club, October 2018 Faces in the Water by Janet Frame   This October we are reading Janet Frame’s powerful and deeply moving portrayal of madness: Faces in the Water.     When Janet Frame’s doctor suggested that she write about her traumatic experiences in mental institutions in order to free herself…

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Heartburn by Nora Ephron

  Book of the Month: Heartburn by Nora Ephron This June our book of the month is Heartburn by Nora Ephron: a whip-smart comedy about love, loss and food.     Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as…