At the end of last year, Jen and I introduced a kinder, gentler book club – one where we bring you books that we have read and loved and can’t wait to discuss, without blog or review requirements. We just want to chat about the books we love! Our next discussion is going to be centered around Naomi Alderman’s The Liars’ Gospel from Little, Brown and Company.
From the publisher:
This is the story of Yehoshuah, who wandered Roman-occupied Judea giving sermons and healing the sick. Now, a year after his death, four people tell their stories. His mother grieves, his friend Iehuda loses his faith, the High Priest of the Temple tries to keep the peace, and a rebel named Bar-Avo strives to bring that peace tumbling down.
It was a time of political power-play and brutal tyranny. Men and women took to the streets to protest. Dictators put them down with iron force. In the midst of it all, one inconsequential preacher died. And either something miraculous happened, or someone lied.
Viscerally powerful in its depictions of the period – massacres and riots, animal sacrifice and human betrayal – The Liars’ Gospel makes the oldest story entirely new.
The publisher providing these books with the understanding that we (and you!) will have a readerly discussion. There are no further requirements. If you are a blogger and review the book, great! If you are not a blogger, but review the book on LibraryThing or GoodReads, or talk it up on Twitter, and tell all your friends, wonderful! The main thing is for you to commit to come and discuss it with us on Tuesday, April 9th at Devourer of Books. If you would like to participate in The Liar’s Gospel BOOK CLUB, please fill out this form by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 5. Your mailing address will be discarded if you aren’t selected to participate, and used to mail you the book if you are. I do not share or retain any personal information. Only those selected will be contacted by email with further book club details.