On January 10, we’ll be talking sleuths—specifically, Ellie McEnroe, the gonzo heroine of Hour of the Rat. A former US Army medic with a limp, expat Ellie now represents her friend Lao Zhang, aka Zhang Jianli, a dissident artist who has gone into hiding. Dodging an obsessive art collector and the Chinese police, Ellie travels to a property tycoon’s “ghost city” and Guiyu, home to a vast computer-waste dump. Whether you’re into murder mysteries, cats, environmentalism or Chinese art, you’ll find something to like in Hour, the second of three Ellie novels by author Lisa Brackmann. This Book Club meeting will be hosted by White Rabbit Education Director Luise Guest.
The White Rabbit Book Club meets in our Library on the second Sunday of each month. Under the broad headings of China and art, we discuss novels, memoirs, history books, current affairs and even cookery. Whether or not you’ve read the nominated book, you are welcome to join us.
When: Second Sunday of every month, 2 p.m. Note: There will be no Book Club in February, when the Gallery will be closed.
Where: Library, 3rd floor
How much: FREE
Contact: Phyllis Rowlinson: prowlinson[at]whiterabbitcollection.org, tel. (02) 8399 2867