The Women’s Podcast book clubbers share their thoughts on this debut novel

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This month on The Women’s Podcast book club, we’ve been reading Go as a River, the debut novel from author Shelley Read.

Set in the beautiful wilderness of Colorado, it tells the story of Victoria, a resilient young woman whose life is forever changed by one chance encounter.

Tracing Victoria’s life through the decades, it’s a story of love, loss and female bonds.

So what did our book clubbers Bernice Harrison, Niamh Towey, Ann and Róisín Ingle make of this debut, tipped to be the next ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’?


Here’s a selection of their thoughts:

“It’s a book for really thinking about…the writing is really, really beautiful”.

“I feel like we’re going to hear a lot more about this book, over the next few months, people are going to be talking about it”.

“I don’t think it’s everybody’s cup of tea”.

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