Book Club – 2016-17 Schedule

The Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by author Mary Soderstrom. (For her bio, see http://quebecbooks.qwf.org/authors/view/12)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Illegal: A Novel by Lawrence Hill
This latest book by the bestselling author of The Book of Negroes tells a story of flight from persecution, prejudice and fear of refugees.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
An alternative history of the USA in which FDR is defeated in the presidential election of 1940 by anti-Semite and Hitler sympathizer Charles Lindbergh.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
This sensational 2015 novel about marriage was President Obama’s favourite book of the year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
From the acclaimed novelist, the story of an intelligent and powerful woman judge facing crises at home and at work.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The award-winning novel about a smart, strong-willed Nigerian woman who moves to the United States, with a nuanced discussion of race and identity.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
**Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis (**Atwater Library has both  paper and eBook formats)
The winner of the 2015 Giller and Rogers Writers’ Trust Prizes: What if dogs were like humans?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai Richler
The Montreal master’s second-last novel follows the Gursky family over 150 years, five continents, countless misadventures and madcap adventures.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One by Elena Ferrante, translated from Italian by Ann Goldstein
Hugely popular with readers, highly praised by critics, the first book of a series about two women born near Naples at the end of World War II and, through them, the larger story of their city.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Euphoria by Lily King
Inspired by the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead, this 2014 novel was termed “exquisite” by The New York Times Book Review.

You can enjoy the discussion whether or not you’ve read the book.

For more information, contact Library Manager Marie-Andrée Sylvestre-Roux at ma.sylvestre@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344.

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