April’s Book Club choice is Our Child of the Stars by Stephen Cox. We’re delighted that for the first time we’ll be bringing you a hardback copy of the book in your Book Club box as the majority of feedback received was that people prefer hardback editions when a book is in a series. This is Stephen Cox’s debut novel published in 2019 – and we have book two available to order here as well if you’re interested (and you should be, because both are brilliant!). Our Child of the Stars was our first dive into Science Fiction as a genre and one we never regretted. A firm five star read (all the stars in the night sky really, given the subject matter!). You can read our review here.
About the book…
A lost child, the family who try to protect him and the secret that refuses to stay hidden…
Molly and Gene Myers were happy, until tragedy blighted their hopes of children. During the years of darkness and despair, they each put their marriage in jeopardy, but now they are starting to rebuild their fragile bond.
This is the year of Woodstock and the moon landings; war is raging in Vietnam and the superpowers are threatening each other with annihilation.
Then the Meteor crashes into Amber Grove, devastating the small New England town – and changing their lives for ever. Molly, a nurse, caught up in the thick of the disaster, is given care of a desperately ill patient rescued from the wreckage: a sick boy with a remarkable appearance, an orphan who needs a mother.
And soon the whole world will be looking for him.
Cory’s arrival has changed everything. And the Myers will do anything to keep him safe.
A remarkable story of warmth, tenacity and generosity of spirit, set against the backdrop of a fast-changing, terrifying decade.
About the Author…
My grandmother told me I read too much. I remember walking in the garden when I was small, telling myself stories.
Our Child of the Stars began as a short story I wrote for Halloween in 2013. I became obsessed with Gene and Molly, and Cory, the little boy they adopt, under such challenging circumstances.
I’m interested in strong, believable characters and their relationships. I like writing to have hope and humour, and to recognise the dark and unfair side of life. Usually, my work has some speculative or fantastical elements, but I am not interested in strict barriers between genres.
I’ve lived in several places. I spent nearly all my childhood in Bristol, and I’m now an adoptive Londoner. I have a partner and two teenage children. I’m a professional communicator, a science PhD dropout, a recovering poet, and a Quaker.
Your box will include…
- A brand new hardback copy of Our Child of The Stars – Signed by Stephen Cox.
- Four delicious beverages – A mixture of tea and coffee.
- A Tasty Treat – Meredith & Drew Biscuits (dietary requirements? Let us know at checkout).
- A Beautifully scented wax melt bar custom made for the book (more information to follow!).
- A mini silver pewter moon & star charm.
- A Bookish Postcard – perfect for framing or displaying in your home!
- A hand poured wax seal to finish it all off – great for keeping and putting in a journal or scrapbook as decoration!
About the Scented Wax Bar…
Hampshire Candles will be making us a stunning scented wax bar to compliment this and book two. More info to follow soon!
About the Book Club Box…
We have an online discussion every month held in The Fiction Café Book Club on Facebook. Just head over and answer the membership questions (and read the rules) to join. Keep an eye out for our Book of the Month posts. Occasionally we are lucky to enough to have the Author involved too! We also have our Tea Leaves and Reads Book Club here (for customers and Book Club members) – and we have an online Facebook Messenger Chat each month too. Email us if you require anymore information. Face to face discussions are also held once a month locally near Andover, Hampshire.
Purchase our Three Month Book Club Subscription & save money!
All of our brand new signed publication boxes will be a flat cost of £18.99 (paperbacks) and £21.99 (most hardbacks). In purchasing this as a three month subscription you will be saving yourself almost £5 across the cost of three boxes plus as always no additional postage costs. Our April, May and June subscription is available here.