English Book Club
The English Book Club is open to advanced level and native English speakers and focuses on one book each month. It takes place at Brigitte and Keith's place (Conception area).
In June, we will discuss The Other Side of You by British novelist Salley Vickers.
Summary : Dr David McBride is a psychiatrist for whom death exerts an unusual draw. One day a failed suicide, Elizabeth Cruikshank, is admitted to his hospital. She is unusually reticent and it is not until he recalls a painting by Caravaggio that she finally yields up her story. As her story unfolds David finds his own life being touched by her account and a haunting sense that the 'other side' of his elusive patient has a strange resonance for him, too. The Other Side of You explores the theme of redemption through love and art, traces the boundaries of life and death and the difficult possibilities of repentance.