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Book Evening: Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.

posted 9 Jun 2014, 10:26 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 16 Apr 2019, 18:02 ]

We next meet on Wednesday, May 15, to talk about Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay. New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties — including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life — and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.  

There are 103 copies in the Toronto Public Library, 70 copies on hold. Available on line and in bookstores. Is also an electronic book and an audio book.

We meet at 7:00 p.m. for a pot luck dinner, followed by a discussion beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please join us! 

Marc Côté, Book Club Co-ordinator

The St. Anne's Book Group is open to everyone: members of our community, friends, and newcomers who don't know anything about church. We talk about the book! We like to start with an overview by one of our participants who has read the book. We are very fortunate to have welcomed authors to join us as we talk about their book. It's great if you have read the book; you're also welcome if you have not read the book and want to know more about it. We like to make faith connections to the themes of the book - where possible. 

We would be delighted to welcome you.

We hold our Book Group in the St. Anne's Ministry Centre, 276 Gladstone Avenue. Come for supper (potluck) at 7:00 p.m., or join us when we begin the discussion at 7:30 p.m.
Future Meeting Dates:
Yiddish for Pirates, by Gary Barwin. (Wednesday, June 19) 
If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin. (July)
Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh. (August) 
Fifteen Dogs, by André Alexis. (September) (Giller Prize and Canada Reads winner.)
She Who Is, by Elizabeth A. Johnson. (October) [This may be replaced by another title by Elizabeth A. Johnson. We’ll let you know no later than August.]
Still Life With June, by Darren Greer. (November) 
Washington Black, by Esi Edguyan. (December) Might skip this month.
Chasing Painted Horses, by Drew Hayden Taylor. (January) (This book will be out in September and it’ll be published by Cormorant. A great novel – and if people know about it far enough ahead, they can put first holds on it at the library.)
Bring a book (February).