August Burns Bay Bookery Book Club – The Girls by Emma Cline

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Joining a book club is a great way to meet people and keep up to date with your reading. If you’re new to Lane Cove or your friends are not book club people, you can always join the Burns Bay Bookery Book Club. The ladies who own the Burns Bay Bookery are very passionate about their books and they want to share this passion with you.

Burns Bay Bookery Book Club

Winter is here (with a bang) and there is nothing better to do during winter than to curl up with a good book. The August Burns Bay Bookery Book Club book is The Girls by Emma Cline.


The book is described as an indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong.

It is set in Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is enthralled with Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

This is Emma Cline’s debut novel.   The New York Times Book Review said:

“Spellbinding . . . A seductive and arresting coming-of-age story hinged on Charles Manson, told in sentences at times so finely wrought they could almost be worn as jewelry . . . [Emma] Cline gorgeously maps the topography of one loneliness-ravaged adolescent heart. She gives us the fictional truth of a girl chasing danger beyond her comprehension, in a Summer of Longing and Loss.


Date: Wednesday 3 August 2016
Time: 7pm – 9pm (ish)
Venue: Lodge, Lane Cove Plaza

RSVP is essential. Please send your name to [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

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