Autumn Term Online Book Club
Tuesdays 6.30pm – 7.30pm
September 13th – December 6th
No clubs on October 18th and 25th
October and her dad live in the woods. They sleep in the house Dad built for them, and the trees, rocks, lake and stars are their whole world. They are wild. Until the year October turns 11 and rescues a baby owl; the year her Dad falls out of a tree and goes to hospital; the year the woman who calls herself October’s mother comes back. The year everything changes.
October, October, by Katya Balen, is a stunningly lyrical masterpiece about spreading your wings. Balen conjures the majesty and physicality of living in nature and the profound experience of change through the protagonist’s uniquely poetic voice. Exquisite.