Jennifer Manuel surprises book club with a gift

Members praised the The Heaviness of Things That Float  (the June Book Club selection) for its writing style, setting, plot, character development and especially the authenticity of the novel.  The main character is Bernadette who is about to retire after working as a nurse for 40 years in a IMG_0507remote West Coast reserve.  We had a lively discussion about  bridging cultures and becoming part of a community.

A special surprise was that the author Jennifer Manuel had reached out to our group and sent a letter thanking us for reading her book and shells she had collected on Vancouver Island for each member. It was exciting to feel a connection to the author whose book we thoroughly enjoyed and enthusiastically recommend.

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