A very happy Saturday to you, book club friends!!!
This month, we’re delving into bestselling author Dolly Alderton’s fiction debut: the warm, funny, tender novel, Ghosts. Ghosts tells the story of food writer Nina Dean who enters her thirties with a successful career under her belt and strong friendships around her. And then, well... then she meets Max - a tall, clever, evasive man who told her on their first date that he will marry her. She loves him, he loves her. For five months, they’re entwined in each other’s lives and then he just… disappears. Ghosts tells the story of how friendship changes over the decades and how terminal illness in a family can sometimes splinter the relationships of those who are hurting. Just over a month after release, Ghosts is already a Sunday Times bestselling novel.
Today on the show, Mich, Zara, and Annabelle discuss the hype around this book, the magnificent character that is Lola, and the plot lines that didn’t quite land (we’re looking at you, Angelo).
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This episode was produced by Annabelle Lee for Shameless Media.