This month Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi and The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler were most popular.
We have readers for a couple of the other choices, so please check out March’s alternative reads for the ones not listed.
Any reserved titles have been put aside but if you couldn’t make it, let Leilah know if you’d like order a copy of any book. Tell the Waterstones Doncaster staff member that you’re with the book club, and they should know to take off the extra pound, disclaimer.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 19th April, 5.20pm for 5.45pm.
Black Water Lilies, Michel Bussi
Waterstones Book of the Month for March 2017
Three women lived in a village
The first was mean, the second was a liar, and the third an egotist.
This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jerome Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens. In his pocket is a postcard of Monet’s Water Lilies with the words: Eleven years old. Happy Birthday.
Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive village schoolteacher and an old widow who watches over the village from a mill by the stream. All three of them share a secret. But what do they know about the discovery of Jerome Morval’s corpse? And what is the connection to the mysterious, rumoured painting of Black Water Lilies?
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
The Tobacconist, Robert Seethaler
When seventeen-year-old Franz exchanges his home in the idyllic beauty of the Austrian lake district for the bustle of Vienna, his homesickness quickly dissolves amidst the thrum of the city.
In his role as apprentice to the elderly tobacconist Otto Trsnyek, he will soon be supplying the great and good of Vienna with their newspapers and cigarettes. Among the regulars is a Professor Freud, whose predilection for cigars and occasional willingness to dispense romantic advice will forge a bond between him and young Franz.
It is 1937. In a matter of months Germany will annex Austria and the storm that has been threatening to engulf the little tobacconist will descend, leaving the lives of Franz, Otto and Professor Freud irredeemably changed.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan