Read the book & Meet the author!

claygirl We invite everyone to join us on February 22 at 7pm. to discuss our February book club choice –  The Clay Girl.  We are delighted that the author Heather Tucker will join us  and share her insights. Read the review from the Star and plan to  attend. We will meet at the Almonte library.  Please call the store 613-256-9090  to confirm.


August Book Club: Life After Life

bLife After Life by Kate Atkinson
What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?
 Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here is Kate Atkinson at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

All welcome to join us for the upcoming book club on August 24 at 7pm. We meet for about an hour for an informal discussion.

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.

June Book Club: The Heaviness of Things That Float

b-1We will meet Wednesday June 15  at 7:00pm to discuss one of my newest favourites, The Heaviness of Things That Float by Jennifer Manuel. Excellent writing and insightful,  Jennifer Manuel skilfully depicts the lonely world of Bernadette, a woman who has spent the last forty years living alone on the periphery of a remote West Coast First Nations reserve, serving as a nurse for the community.

All welcome. Call to let me know you are coming or if you have questions. A casual get together lasting about 1 hour.