Book Club – 2015-16 Schedule

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Montreal Stories by Mavis Gallant
Stories by the great Montreal-born writer who spent most of her life in Paris, in which “the complexity of the very idea of home is alive.”

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
Canadian political satire that won both the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and CBC Canada Reads.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Garden of Evening Mists by Twan Eng Tan
Set in the author’s home country of Malaysia, looking back from the late 1980s to the Japanese occupation.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Cain by José Saramago
The Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese novelist’s retelling of the Biblical story.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the novel interweaves stories of a blind French girl and a German boy trying to survive the devastation of World War II.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Nobel Prize-winning American author’s novel set after the American Civil War and inspired by the story of an African-American slave.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm
A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam
The Canadian literary master’s novel told simultaneously from the perspective of humans and chimpanzees.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the brilliant love story spans the frenzy of 1930s New York and the bleakness of the Soviet Union.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize, about an Australian doctor haunted by a wartime love affair with his uncle’s wife.

Print versions of all nine books are in the Atwater Library collection, plus the e-version of The Garden of Evening Mists and audio of All the Light We Cannot See.
You can enjoy the discussion whether or not you’ve read the book.

For more information, contact Library Manager Aude McDermott at or 514-935-7344.

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