The First Better Reading Book Club Live: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The First Better Reading Book Club Live: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

056 Big Little Lies_stickeredOur first Better Reading Book Club Live will discuss Australian author Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies.

If you haven’t already read Big Little Lies, you may have heard a lot about it.  This book spent months on the Australian and US bestseller lists and it’s so good that Reese Witherspoon snapped up the screen rights for a television mini series starring Reese and our own Nicole Kidman.

It’s about a tight community of parents and centres around the local primary school in a small, imaginary suburb on Sydney’s Northern beaches. But who knew that a school trivia night could lead to such mayhem and murder!?

One of the reasons we chose Big Little Lies is that, while it’s a hugely enjoyable page turner, it also has a serious side. It manages to be dark, thought-provoking and at the same time hilariously funny. Critics have felt the same way, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times writing: “A seemingly fluffy book suddenly touches base with vicious reality…” and The Washington Post’s Carol Memmott of a similar view: “It takes a powerful stand against domestic violence even as it makes us laugh.”

You’ve no doubt heard the hype already, so if you haven’t read the book yet, be sure to grab a copy and let us know what you think of this dark comedy. BYO your own wine, coffee or tea and feel free to wear your PJs – you can see us, but we can’t see you!
BookClubTileSquareBetter Reading’s Cheryl Akle will be doing the talking, along with some special guests, but we’d love to see your comments throughout on our Facebook page and we’ll try to address as many as we can during our discussion. Even if you don’t agree that this is a great book club book, please let us know and maybe you’d like to make a suggestion for a future selection? Or simply visit our page on the night and watch, whether you want to join in the discussion or not. It’ll be fun!

So join us and other passionate book lovers from our Facebook community to kick-off this world-first – The Better Reading Book Club Live. Mark the date in your diary: Wednesday 27, April at 8pm.

If you’ve finished the book, click here to read some possible discussion questions to get you thinking

For Frequently Asked Questions and how to be involved click here

Better Reading Book Club Live with Cheryl Akle at Wednesday 27th April at 8pm (Australian EST) via the Better Reading Facebook page. The book: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

 

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                      Synopsis

                      The internationally bestselling author turns her unique gaze on the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves every day and what really goes on behind closed suburban doors. 'I guess it started with the mothers.' 'It was all just a terrible misunderstanding.' 'I'll tell you exactly why it happened.' Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. A parent is dead. Was it murder, a tragic accident... or something else entirely? Big Little Lies is a funny, heartbreaking, challenging story of ex-husbands and second wives, new friendships, old betrayals and schoolyard politics. 'Let me be clear. This is not a circus. This is a murder investigation.'
                      Liane Moriarty
                      About the author

                      Liane Moriarty

                      Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of eight internationally bestselling novels, Three WishesThe Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story and the number one New York Times bestsellers The Husband's SecretBig Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty and most recently Nine Perfect Strangers. Her books have sold over twenty million copies worldwide, including three million in Australia and New Zealand. Screen rights have been sold to all of Liane Moriarty's novels. A TV series is in development for Three Wishes, Nicole Kidman has bought the rights to The Last Anniversary, film rights to What Alice Forgot have been pre-empted by Sony TriStar with Jennifer Aniston starring as Alice and Heather Graham will star in an adaptation of The Hypnotist's Love Story. With Big Little Lies, Liane became the first Australian author to have a novel debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list and it has been adapted for television by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon who also star in the series, scripted by David E Kelley. The first season of the HBO series of Big Little Lies was nominated for sixteen, and won five Emmy Awards, including 'Outstanding Limited Series' and 'Outstanding Lead Actress' for Nicole Kidman's role as Celeste.

                      Books by Liane Moriarty

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                      1. Christina Barcham says:

                        Sounds like a wonderful idea!
                        Will there be a Facebook alert reminder prior to 27 April?

                      2. Virginia says:

                        Is there early notice of the book for the next Book Club Live? Would be good to get a head-start on reading it.

                        • Better Reading says:

                          Hi Virginia, we will be letting you know the next title during the live Book Club TONIGHT so you can get reading! See you at 8pm on the Better Reading Facebook page.