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St. Anne's Book Club - Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.

posted 9 Jun 2014, 10:26 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated ]
The St. Anne’s Book Club will continue through the fall. We will be meeting monthly. We've selected four new books from those proposed by our summer participants, and we welcome newcomers to join us for reading and discussion. Here's our plan:
 
On September 26, we will be discussing Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson. Nominated for both the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award, this is a terrific novel by a great Indigenous writer. It is available through most bookstores, online, in Kindle, Kobo, and other electronic formats. There are 32 copies in the Toronto Public Library.
 
On October 24, we will be discussing The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin. Published as a book in 1963, after first being published in The New Yorker. It is considered to be one of the most influential and important books on race relations in the US. It is available through most bookstores (although they may have to order it), online, in Kindle, Kobo, and other electronic formats. There are multiple copies in the Toronto Public Library in various formats.
 
On November 22, we will be discussing Advocate, by Darren Greer. Winner of the Dartmouth Book Award and nominated for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Book Prize, Advocate is a moving novel about the ignorance that led to a family being ostracized in small town Nova Scotia in the early days of the AIDS crisis. It is available through most bookstores (although they may have to order it), online, in Kindle, Kobo, and other electronic formats. There are six copies in the Toronto Public Library.
 
On December 13, we will be discussing The Best Kind of People, by Zoe Whittall. About a sexual harassment scandal at a private school in Connecticut, it was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016. It is available through most bookstores, also online in Kindle, Kobo, and other electronic formats. There are 210 copies in the Toronto Public Library, but there are many holds – order it now!

Even if you have not read the featured book, you're welcome to join us. The discussion moves from the book to wider themes as we experience them. This may encourage you to read the book at a later date, or to consider new books that develop a theme you especially care to explore.


Please join us for supper at 6:30 p.m. It's potluck, and we welcome, but don’t require, salads and cold foods for the shared meal. The book conversation begins as we start dessert, about 7:00 p.m.

We are meeting in the Skey Room, part of the St. Anne's Parish Hall, located at the west end of the church parking lot. (Photo: facing building; enter by the brown door.)

All are welcome, and we hope you will enjoy reading with us.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Tuesday, September 26* 
    (*Location Change: Ministry Centre - 276 Gladstone)
  • Tuesday, October 24*
    (*Location Change: Ministry Centre - 276 Gladstone)
  • Wednesday, November 22
  • Wednesday, December 13