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We are kicking off 2011 with a new QPB Book Club which has a working title of 'Queen's Park Readers - or QPRs which is definitely NOT a reference to the local football team! Or maybe it is?
Our first book is The Obscure Logic of the Heart by the talented young writer Priya Basil. Briefly, the book is about two lives, two loves and two faiths. Lina is a devoted daughter and the apple of her parents' eyes. When she meets the liberal Anil and, in stark opposition to her parents' wishes, their secret relationship develops, they are faced with an impossible dilemma. Both Lina and Anil are second-generation immigrants living in London with vastly different backgrounds and she, especially, is forced to make a choice between family devotion and her great love.
Priya's debut novel, Ishq and Mushq was short-listed for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2008 and long-listed for the Impac Dublin Prize in the same year. The book was given second place in the World Book Day “Book to Talk About” competition, also in 2008.
It would be a great treat for any book club to have the author on hand to talk about their work when they meet for discussion and dissection and that is precisely what is going to happen with The Obscure Logic of the Heart. Priya Basil will be with us at Queen's Park Books during the early evening of Thursday 27 January giving us the opportunity to get first hand insight into her work, put questions to her and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles.
(Any interested takers will need to have read at least some of the book by then, if not finished it.)
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING QUEEN'S PARK READERS PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR CALL US ON: 020 7625 1008
WE ARE OFFERING A 15% DISCOUNT ON THE PUBLISHED PRICE OF THE CURRENT SELECTION FOR THE QPRs.