A.M. Homes Wins the Women's Prize for Fiction!
We are so excited that one of our favourite books of 2012, May We Be Forgiven, has won the Women's Prize for Fiction. If you haven't read it yet, get to it! It's a fascinating novel that explores contemporary orphans losing and finding themselves anew; and it speaks above all to the power of personal transformation – simultaneously terrifying and inspiring.
“This novel starts at maximum force – and then it really gets going. I can't remember when I last read a novel of such narrative intensity; an unflinching account of a catastrophic, violent, black-comic, transformative year in the history of one broken American family. Flat-out amazing.”
– Salman Rushdie
Book clubs at The Sun Bookshop
Book club books are 10% off for all customers all month. Contact us here if you would like to join our book club mailing lists.
JUNE BOOK CLUB
The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson
This month we'll be reading the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.
Wednesday 26th June
Pak Jun Do knows he is special. He knows he must be the son of the master of the orphanage, not some kid dumped by his parents – it was obvious from the way his father singled him out for beatings. He knows he is special when he is picked as a spy and kidnapper for his country, the glorious Democratic Republic of North Korea. He knows he must find his true love, Sun Moon, the greatest opera star who ever lived, before it's too late. He knows he's not like the other prisoners in the camp.
He's going to get out soon.
"You know you are in the hands of someone who can tell a story ... fantastic." Zadie Smith
Younger Sun book clubs
For details of our childrens' and young adult book clubs, go to The Younger Sun page.
Super cool events at the Sun
We're pretty excited about upcoming events at the Sun, including our new partnership with Sisters in Crime -- so don't forget to check out our events page!