Book Club

Tuesday Bookclub for October


The Tuesday Bookclub book for October is The Red Tent by Anita Diamant . The bookclub will meet to discuss on Tuesday 18 October, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. Feel free to leave your comments in this post.

If you would like to join the Tuesday Bookclub, email frelib@fremantle.wa.gov.au or phone 9432 9766.

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  1. We all enjoyed this book, it had humour, pathos; the characters were ‘real’. We had lots of intersting discussion..not all directly related tto the book! In thinking of the list and what we would have as a list for people coming to Australia, it seemed the pitfalls were so many it could be an impossible task. But we would tell them them that ‘bring a plate’ meant more than supplying a bare plate! So most of our time was spent on thinking about cultural differences..the ambivalence of wanting to ‘blend in’ and have your children ‘belong’ but not giving up your heritage. Changing names as part of this but then also wanting the continuity of a ‘chain of names’. We thought a lot of issues in the book were still relevant for migrant families today.

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