COOKHAM BOOK CLUB
The Cookham Book Club was started in 2015, we only have a few members, but we are keen to allow others to join. We meet every month (not August) at 20:00).
The book for this month is
American by Day – Derek B Miller
is in a tough place. A star investigator in Oslo, she’s
been cleared of any wrongdoing after a confrontation with
Kosovan immigrant turned deadly—but reading the neat
report that plainly states she took the appropriate course
of action only disturbs Sigrid more. She’s ready for
some quiet introspection on her family farm, but upon
arrival it’s clear her father has other plans for her.
fact, he’s purchased her a ticket to America: her elder
brother Marcus has dropped off the map in upstate New
York, and she’s been dispatched, somewhat reluctantly,
to find him. It doesn’t take her much time upon arrival
to reach her first conclusion: America is weird.
soon she discovers more to dig into: that Marcus’s
disappearance seems inextricably linked to the death of
the woman he loved, an African American professor named
Lydia Jones. Moreover, this conclusion—and Marcus—are
now the focus of an investigation led by irreverent,
cowboy-boot-wearing, utterly American local sheriff Irving
initially their divergent investigation methods seem bound
to clash, it becomes clear that they must work together:
that each sees parts of the case through a glass darkly,
as Wylie puts it—but by looking together, they just
might be able to find answers.
Next book club meeting at the Old Swan Uppers Thursday 14th June at 20:00
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