ABC TV's First Tuesday Book Club - 2012 Books

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Maria Semple

An irresistibly funny, brilliantly original coming-of-age novel

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A Sport and a Pastime

A Sport and a Pastime

James Salter

The seductive classic that established Salter's reputation as one of the finest prose stylists of our time

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 Read reviewDirt

Dirt

David Vann

The year is 1985 and twenty-two-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded old house with a walnut orchard in a suburb of Sacramento, California. He yearns for transformation. But he's powerless to...

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Animal People

Animal People

Charlotte Wood

The hilarious, tender and heartbreaking story of a watershed day in the life of Stephen - aimless, unhappy and unfulfilled, this stiflingly hot December day is the day he has decided to dump his girlfriend. A sharply observed, 24...

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 Special priceMerivel: A Man of His Time

Merivel: A Man of His Time

Rose Tremain

Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to Charles II, loved for his ability to turn sorrow into laughter, now faces the agitations and anxieties of middle age. Questions crowd his mind: has he been a good father? Is he a fair...

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Middlemarch

Middlemarch

George Eliot, Rosemary Ashton

Features Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfilment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift...

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 Read reviewThe Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles

Karen Thompson Walker, SB

One morning, Julia and her parents wake up in their suburban home in California to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing. The enormity of this is almost beyond...

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The Sea, the Sea

The Sea, the Sea

Iris Murdoch, John Burnside

When Charles Arrowby retires from his glittering career in the London theatre, he buys a remote house on the rocks by the sea. He hopes to escape from his tumultuous love affairs but unexpectedly bumps into his childhood...

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Crossing to Safety

Crossing to Safety

Wallace Stegner, Jane Smiley

A novel of the friendships and woes of two couples, which tells the story of their lives, in lyrical prose, by one of the finest American writers of the late 20th century.

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 Read reviewThe Cook

The Cook

Wayne Macauley

The Cook feeds our hunger to know what goes on in the kitchen, while skewering our culture of food worship.

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The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer

Philip Roth

Introduces Nathan Zuckerman in the 1950s; a budding writer infatuated with the Great Books, discovering the contradictory claims of literature and experience while an overnight guest in the secluded New England farmhouse of his...

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The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service

The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service

Erskine Childers, IV Childers

Tempted by the idea of duck shooting, Carruthers is lured by his friend Davies into a yachting expedition in the Baltic, only to discover that the itinerary involves more than killing fowl. Soon they're on a wild journey of...

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 Read reviewThe Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

M. L. Stedman

A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper's island. It holds a dead man - and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and his wife Izzy, are about to make a devastating decision. They break the rules and...

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Silence of the Lambs: (Hannibal Lecter)

Silence of the Lambs: (Hannibal Lecter)

Thomas Harris

An FBI trainee. A psychopath locked up for unspeakable crimes. And a serial killer getting ever closer to his latest victim... FBI rookie Clarice Starling turns to Dr Hannibal Lecter, monster cannibal held in a hospital for the...

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 Read reviewWhy be Happy When You Could be Normal?

Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

Jeanette Winterson

Presents the story of an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson.

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Nineteen Eighty-four

Nineteen Eighty-four

George Orwell, Thomas Pynchon

Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party.

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The Submission

The Submission

Amy Waldman

A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner's name - and discover he is an...

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens, Charlotte Mitchell, David Trotter

A terrifying encounter with the escaped convict Abel Magwitch in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decrepit Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella at Satis House; the sudden...

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