The Reading Group (Paperback)
Harper Perennial, 9780060760441, 429pp.
Publication Date: January 4, 2005
The Reading Group follows the trials and tribulations of a group of women who meet regularly to read and discuss books.Over the course of a year, each of these women become intertwined, both in the books they read and within each other's lives.
Inspired by a shared desire for conversation, a good book and a glass of wine-Clare, Harriet, Nicole, Polly, and Susan undergo startling revelations and transformations despite their differences in background, age and respective dilemmas.
What starts as a reading group gradually evolves into a forum where the women may express their views through the books they read and grow to become increasingly more open as the bonds of friendship cement.
In The Reading Group, Noble reveals the many complicated paths in life we all face as well as the power and importance of friendship.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Praise For The Reading Group…
“A hot, soapy bubble bath of a novel. Go ahead and sink in.”
“...this is funny, contemplative and touching reading...”
“A thoroughly accomplished debut novel which embraces a wide range of contemporary issues. Fresh and sharp. Funny and sad.”
-Carole Matthews, author of For Better, for Worse
“Fast paced and funny, this is women’s fiction is worth staying up past your bedtime.”
“A lively, witty novel that touches on themes of friendship and redemptive power of art”.
“Noble keeps engagement high as her characters connect and interconnect...this entertaining read is very accessible.”
“Tremendous amounts of female bonding, some witty byplay and very well-considered characters.”
“[Elizabeth Noble is a] reading club goddess.”
-St. Paul Pioneer Press