Inspire Online Book Club

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Each month we bring you a recommendation of a title we have in our large collection of e-resources, both as an e-book and an e-audiobook that we can all read together. This will be followed up with the opportunity to join an online discussion at the end of the month. 

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Image showing July's online book choice of Another Life by Kristin Hannah.
Another Life is a powerful, moving and hopeful story of the life-changing impact of the connections we form, by the international number one bestselling author Kristin Hannah.

Angie DeSaria has spent years of her life trying to have a child. Now, her marriage has crumbled under the strain. Adrift and alone, she returns to her childhood home, a small coastal town in the Pacific Northwest, to help try and rescue the beloved, failing family business.

Lauren Ribido is a senior in high school. She dreams of an Ivy League education, escaping her hometown and her troubled mother.

When Angie hires Lauren to work at the restaurant, they form an immediate bond, which deepens when Lauren’s mother abruptly leaves town and Angie offers her a place to stay. But nothing could have prepared Angie for the far-reaching repercussions of this act of kindness. Together, these two women – one who longs for a child and the other who longs for a mother’s love – will be tested in ways that neither could have imagined.

'A master storyteller' Delia Owens, Author of Where the Crawdads Sing

'Utterly Compelling, Powerful and unforgettable Kristin Hannah is an exquisite storyteller.' Christy Lefteri, Author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo

'Compelling. Moving.' Karen Swan, Author of The Last Summer

'A rich, compelling novel' Kate Morton, Author of The Clockmaker's Daughter

Image showing June's online book choice of A Bird in Winter by Louise Doughty
Bird is a woman on the run. One minute, she's in a meeting in her office in Birmingham - the next, she's walking out on her job, her home, her life. It's a day she thought might come, one she's prepared for. But nothing could prepare her for what will happen next.

As Bird tries to work out who exactly is on her trail, she must also decide who - if anyone - she can trust. Is her greatest fear that she will be hunted down, or that she will never be found?

'A page-turning read. Kept me reading well past bedtime!' VAL McDERMID

'Pacey and propulsive.' Guardian

Image showing May's online book choice of Dust Child by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Trang and Quynh: sisters who leave their rural village for the bustling city of Saigon, desperate to find work to help their impoverished parents. When they take jobs as ‘ bar girls’, paid to flirt with American GIs, they must decide whether they are willing to turn their backs on the people they used to be.   

Phong: one of the thousands of mixed-race children abandoned by their American fathers and Vietnamese mothers. Phong grows up surrounded by rejection, insulted as a ‘Black American imperialist’, and a ‘child of the enemy’. But he never gives up hope of finding his parents and proving he is more than a ‘bui doi’: more than the ‘dust of life’.  

Dan: A former American helicopter pilot still plagued by regrets about his actions during the Vietnam war. Now he has returned in the hope of confronting the demons that refuse to fall silent.  

Set between the Vietnam war and the present day, Dust Child is a sweeping epic of family secrets and hidden heartache, from an internationally celebrated author. 

'Powerful and deeply empathetic... A heartbreaking tale of lost ideals, human devotion, and hard-won redemption.' Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Sympathizer