CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE BOOK CLUB
Contemporary Literature Book Club 2016 - 2017
Dates, Titles, and Presenters
Oct 4th 2016: Noon lunch and discussion of books we read during the summer
Nov 1st 2016: "Vanessa and Her Sister" by Priya Parma persented by Donna Plant
Dec 6th 2016: "A Japanese Lover" by Isabel Allende presented by Judy McDonald
Jan 3rd: "The Illegal" By Laurence Hill presented by Joyce MacMartin
Feb 7th: "Girl Runner" by Carrie Synder presented by Karen Emilson
March 7th: "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George presented by Barb Burt
April 4th: "Fifteen Dogs" by Andrew Alexis presented by Val Nielsen
May 2nd: "Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowlings presented by Sherratt Moffatt
June 6th: Noon lunch and book selection for 2017 - 2018
Judy McDonald, Convener
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (Afternoon)
A copy of our current Reading List is kept in our mail slot in the cupboard opposite the Office door.
(see below for the 2016-2017 list)
To be presented Oct. 4 1:00
To be presented Nov. 1 1:00
A copy of the proposed Reading List for 2016/17 will be kept in our mail slot in the cupboard opposite the Office door. We met on Tuesday June 7 at 1:00 to prepare this list.
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE BOOK CLUB 2016-17
DATES, TITLES AND PRESENTERS
TIME: 1:00 PM
Oct. 4 Noon lunch and discussion of books we read during the summer and presentation by UWC member Karen Emilson of her new book Be Still The Water
Nov. 1 Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parma presented by Donna Plant
Dec. 6 The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende presented by Judy McDonald
Jan. 3 The Illegal by Laurence Hill presented by Joyce MacMartin
Feb. 7 Plainsong by Kent Hanuf presented by Val Nielsen
March 7 The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George OR
The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel presented by Barb Burt
April 4 NEEDS A PRESENTER AND NOVEL
MAY 2 Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowlings presented by Sherratt Moffatt
June 6 Noon lunch and book selection for 2017-18
Take a step back and refresh your memories of life as depicted by Lucy Maud Montgomery when we discuss her novel, RILLA OF INGLESIDE. All club members are welcome to join us on Tuesday, May 3 at 1:00 pm. Also reminding you that we will meet on Tues. June 7th to select the novels for 2016-17.
Our Canada Reads April selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Join us at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 5th. For added enjoyment, why not sign up for the hot lunch available at noon that day. Menus are under EVENTS. All members are welcome to join our discussions.
And The Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier is our book selection for Tuesday, March 1st, at 1:00 pm. Join us as we discuss two octogenarians living out the rest of their lives on their own terms!
Our April 5th book will be And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
On Tuesday, February 2, at 1:00 pm Muriel Smith willpresent the novel, Mr. Jones, by Winnipeg author Margaret Sweatman. All club members are welcome to participate in this book club. Looking forward to our lively discussions.
Tues. March 1, 2016 And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr and presented by Marg Cuddy is an apt title for welcoming 2016 on Jan. 5th at 1:00 pm.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the members of the Contemporary Literature Book Club. Please join us on Tues. Dec. 1st at 1:00 pm to review and discuss Jane Urquhart’s novel NIGHT STAGES presented by Barb Sparling.
The informal chat and lunch on October 6th produced an excellent list of good reads. This list and the list of novels for 2015-16 can be picked up at the mailbox for the Contemporary Literature Book Club across from the Office. On Nov. 3 at 1:00 pm Alison Darling will lead the discussion on the novel Us Conductors by Sean Michaels. We’re looking forward to our lively interpretations of a novel.
The book for December is Night Stages by Jane Urquhart.
All club members are welcome to an informal chat and lunch on Tuesday, October 6th to share our summer reads.
We meet on the TUESDAYS listed below at 1:00 pm.
LIST OF DATES, TITLES AND PRESENTERS FOR 2015-16
OCT. 6, 2015 (12:00) INFORMAL CHAT & LUNCH at RALPH CONNOR HOUSE (The House that Books Built)
NOV.3, 2015 US CONDUCTORS by Sean Michaels Alison Darling
DEC. 1, 2015 NIGHT STAGES by Jane Urquhart Barb Sparling
JAN. 5, 2016 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doer Marg Cuddy
FEB. 2, 2016 MR. JONES by Margaret Sweatman Muriel Smith
MARCH 1, 2016 AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN by Jocelyne Saucier Nettie Peters
APRIL 5, 2016 AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini Grace Johnson
MAY 3, 2016 RILLA OF INGLESIDE by Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne Neufeld