Book Club – 2016-17 Schedule

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.