The Book Club meets on the 1st Monday every other month. It provides an opportunity to meet other readers in the Trust and discuss fiction and non-fiction based on clinical themes. All colleagues are welcome to come along and join the discussion. If you would like further information please contact email@example.com.
In September we’ll be reading 'Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart'. We’ll meet on Monday 12th September at 5-6pm in the Library and Knowledge Service on D Level of the hospital, with tea/coffee and cake. Please join us!
If you would like to join the session or borrow a copy of the book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
'A heart-wrenchingly moving novel set in Glasgow during the Thatcher years, Shuggie Bain tells the story of a boy's doomed attempt to save his proud, alcoholic mother from her addiction.
It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life, dreaming of greater things. But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and as she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different, he is clearly no' right. But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place.
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. For readers of Hanya Yanagihara, Emma Donoghue, Alan Hollinghurst and Frank McCourt, it is a heartbreaking novel by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell'.
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