The Book Club Review / Kate Sawyer and The Stranding • 108

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Join us as we talk all things books, apocalypses, whales and the Costa Prize shortlist with Kate Sawyer, author of The Stranding. It's a novel about a woman who survives the end-of-the-world by hiding inside the belly of a whale. Find out why we loved it, as we consider its place in the canon of apocalypse novels from Z for Zachariah to The Road. We've also got a ton of book club recommendations, find out what Kate's been reading recently and have some follow-on read suggestions for when you've finished The Stranding.

Book list

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Children of the Dust by Louise Lawrence

Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien

Nights at the Circus and Wise Children by Angela Carter

Matrix and Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Larry’s Party and Unless by Carol Shields

Assembly by Natasha Brown

Still Life by Sarah Winman

Wahala by Nikki May (out Spring 2022)

Burntcoat by Sarah Hall

The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn

Weather by Jenny Offill

Humankind by Rutger Bregman

The Life of the Mind by Christine Smallwood

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