Book Club – 2018-19 Schedule

The Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by writer Mary Soderstrom.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Lost in September by Kathleen Winter
A novel inspired by the correspondence between General James Wolfe and his mother, and dealing with the psychological effects of military conflict. “…a touching, masterfully crafted story, laced with biting bits of humour…” – mRb review.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani, translated from the French by Sam Taylor
The domestic thriller that won France’s top literary award in 2016 and is an international bestseller.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa
The Nobel Prize-winning writer’s masterpiece follows a Colombian family through seven generations. A classic of magic realism.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
An exotic and charming new-age healer arrives in an Irish seaside village:so begins the lauded latest work of a great writer.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
Tales of the marginalized in modern India by the activist and Man Booker prize winner. “…an ode to the outcasts of India…” – review in The New Republic.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Korean-American novelist’s account of a Korean family in Japan over the course of the 20th century. A saga involving immigrant hardships and the complexities of assimilation.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Free World by David Bezmozgis
The story of a Russian Jewish family en route in 1978 from Latvia to the “free world.” “…whimsical and wry and trippingly light…” – review in The Globe and Mail.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
A brilliant exploration about what happens to the family of a man charged with sexual assault.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Norse Mythology  by Neil Gaiman
An entertaining retelling of ancient tales for modern readers.

For more information, contact Head Librarian Kimberley Ryan at kryan@atwaterlibrary.ca or  514-935-7344.

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