June 12th Book Group

Calais Bookshop has selected the Man Booker Award winning novel, “Bring Up the Bodies” by  Hilary Mantel, for its next reading group on Wednesday, June 12. This novel is the sequel to “Wolf Hall” which also won the Man Booker Award.       
“Though he battled for years to marry her—Henry is now disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son, and her sharp intelligence alienates his old friends and the noble families of England. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over a few terrifying weeks, Cromwell ensnares her in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour waits her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle, and to defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must now ally himself with his enemies. What price will he pay for Anne’s head?
“Hailed around the world as a stunning literary achievement, “Bring Up the Bodies” evokes this frightening episode of English history as no book has before,” says the book’s cover.           
This is the 89th book group in an ongoing reading program available at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St. Group begins at 5:30 p.m. (U.S.). FMI 454-1110.