Saturday, 28 May 2016 Chennai

We conduct a book club every month. This is a forum for exchanging individual views on pre-selected books and discuss the various ways of "reading" a book. The group will meet on fourth Saturday of every month at British Council, Chennai. Members of the Book Reading Club have to read the book selected for the month. In order to make it more effective, the sessions would be moderated by a facilitator from our end. Our next reading club meeting will be held on 28 May 2016 from 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. at British Council. Discussion will be based on “Brooklyn” by Colm Toibin

Synopsis of the Book: It is Enniscorthy in the south-east of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Leaving her family and country, Eilis head for unfamiliar Brooklyn, and to a crowded boarding house where the landlady’s intense scrutiny and the small jealousies of her fellow residents only deepen her isolation.

Library members who are 18 years and above can be the part of our Reading Club. We are glad to note that most of our Reading Club members have borrowed this book from our Library collection and read it. Others who wish to borrow can write to or call 044-42050656 to check the availability of the book prior to visiting our Library to borrow it.