MONDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB
Phyllis Watson, Convener
The Monday Evening Book Club meets at 7.30 pm the first Monday of the month from October to June,
However, we don't usually meet in January.
Check out our book list for this season down below.
Other Club members are always welcome to join our group for these discussions.
SEPTEMBER, 2016 MONDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB LIST FOR 2016-17 First Mon. at 7:30 pm
October 3 Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Anne Dunlop
November 7 Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë Céline Kear
December 5 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Ellen Peel
February 6 Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert Catherine Holmes
March 6 Changing Heaven by Jane Urquhart Hilda Wagstaffe
April 3 Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Kate Atkinson Phyllis Watson
May 1 The Illegals by Lawrence Hill Shelagh Marchenski
We thought we should do a French book for a change (Madame Bovary by Flaubert - in English! ). We also thought we should make a nod at least to the Brontës - 2016 being the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë's birth. Hence the choice Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë and Changing Heaven by Jane Urquhart which features Emily's ghost on Haworth Moor! All members are most welcome to come along to our lively discussions.
MONDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB READING LIST FOR 2015-16
October 5, 2015 Informal discussion of favourite reading done during the summer
November 2, 2015 The Children Act by Ian McEwan Catherine Holmes
December 7, 2015 Us Conductors by Sean Michaels Pat Elliott
February 1, 2016 Etta and Otto and Russel and James by Emma Hooper Agnes Collins
March 7, 2016 Opening Sky by Joan Thomas Phyllis Watson
April 4, 2016 Old Filth by Jane Gardam Carolyn Hill-Carroll
May 2, 2016 Leaving Tomorrow by David Bergen Lorraine Yphantides
June 6, 2016 Book sharing and exchange
On Monday May 2 at 7:30 pm Lorraine Yphantideswill lead our discussion of Leaving Tomorrow by Winnipeg’s David Bergen. Just a “heads up” that on Mon. June 6, 2016 we will have our annual Book Sharing and Exchange.
We will meet on Monday April 4 at 7:30 pm and will be discussing Old Filth by Jane Gardam.
Any Club member is welcome at any of our meetings that interest them.
We will also begin planning for next season. Bring along any suggestions you have. We won’t make any decisions this month, but we will all look into the books proposed and decide on the list at our May meeting.
Our book for May 2 will be Leaving Tomorrow by David Bergen. Lorraine Yphantides will lead the discussion.
On March 7 we will be discussing Opening Sky by Winnipeg author Joan Thomas.
Our April 4th book will be Old Filth by Jane Gardam.
Any club member who isinterested in any of our gatherings is welcome at any time.
FEBRUARY 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm
(We don't meet in January.)
Etta and Otto and Russel and James by Emma Hooper will be presented by Agnes Collins at that time.
Us Conductors is presented on Dec. 7 by Pat Elliott at 7:30 pm.
As of September, 2014 the Literary Studies Book Club will be called the Monday Evening Book Club.
We don't meet in September. On Thurs. Oct. 30 we will join the other 3 UWC Book Clubs at the Annual Joint Book Clubs Dinner.
The Annual fall Book Clubs Dinner will be held on Thursday October 30 at the Club.
The speaker is Marjorie Anderson who co –produced the Dropped Threads anthologies with Carol Shields. She teaches creative writing at McNally Robinson and has recently produced the novel At The Edge in conjunction with sixteen other writers.
This event is always well–attended by book club members and book lovers. We look forward to an interesting evening. For more details check under Events: Dinner & Speaker.
OUR BOOK LIST FOR 2014/15
Monday Nov. 3 7:30 pm Murther and Walking Spirits by Robertson Davies Presenter: Phyllis Watson
Monday Dec. 1 The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro Presenter: Anne Dunlop
Monday Feb. 2 Glengarry School Days by Ralph Connor Presenter: Celine Kear
Monday Mar. 2 Harvest by Jim Crace Presenter: Hilda Wagstaffe
Monday Apr. 6 State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Presenter: Ellen Peel
Monday May 4 The Orenda by Joseph Boyden Open discussion
Monday June 1 Hidden Gems and Bring-and-Take-a-Book.