Group report

This is an article published in the Spring 2018 edition of the Hayling Island U3A newsletter....

The last three books we have read are as follows :

“Unless” by Carol Shields. Narrated by a 44 year old writer and translator whose college-aged daughter has dropped out of university and lives on the street with a cardboard sign round her neck saying “Goodness”. An intriguing novel, part mystery, provoked a great deal of discussion, but not enjoyed by all !

“Under a mackerel sky” an autobiography by Rick Stein the restauranteur. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, I found him complacent and conceited. Rather a tedious book, being a list of all his achievements.

And this month’s book, “For one more day” by an American writer, Mitch Alborn. It’s about a son who lead a rather disappointing life (alcoholism, drugs, attempted suicide) who is able to spend a day with his mother who died 8 years earlier. The author writes well and it is a believable story.

Thelma Cook

PS  We also read poetry each month with various themes – Christmas, spring, mothers etc