Can’t make it to one of our regularly scheduled book clubs? Then read along with our #GPLtalk podcast. Each month, we discuss a different book, and we’d love for you to read along!
This month we discussed The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick, her debut novel.
The story starts out on a research station in Antarctica. Róisín is a scientist studying comets and François is a chef looking for adventure in his life. Both are facing struggles with guilt and letting go of their pasts.
Each chapter gives the reader a glimpse of Róisín‘s or François‘s past only when a comet is visible in the sky. Jumping between generations, we watch as Róisín‘s and François‘s lives cross as they both deal with issues of family, loss, love, and guilt.
Book Club Conclusion: There were mixed reviews on this one. Some of us thought it was beautifully written, some thought it was just okay, and others really hated it.
Take a listen as Emily, Aubrey, Jessica, and Valerie discuss genres, unreliable narrators, some readalikes, and definite turnoffs in stories.
If you’ve read the book (or plan to read it!), we’d love to hear your book club conclusion. Would you recommend the book to others?
And be sure to read along with us next month as we discuss Leslie Livingston’s The Valiant.