Edward Rutherfurd’s ‘New York’

…was the book which caused the biggest stir at this morning’s Cafe, changing hands from borrower to borrower in a matter of minutes. The author likes taking locations and telling their ‘story’ – New York’s is suitably epic, spanning the New Dawn of the 17th century to the Twin Towers. An epic achievement.

Other recommendations included Zola’s ‘Germinal’, Boling’s ‘Guernica’, ‘No and Me’ – a fantastic story worthy of reading again and again – and can you believe they’re still talking about ‘Zeitoun’ by Dave Eggers – a hurricane Katrina-inspired true story?

Plus the start of a deep discussion about the difference between Storytelling and Writing. Not all authors can do both. Fantastic stuff.

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