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Book Clubs

The Book Clubs meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month from September to June.  The December meeting dates are usually adjusted to accommodate the holiday season.

The Afternoon Book Club meets at 1:00 and ends about 3:00 after light refreshments.  
The Evening Book Club meets from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Discussion is friendly, supportive, and wide-ranging.

Prospective members may attend as a guest.  Please leave a message at 613-860-0548.  

Book lists for the 2014/2015 year are:

Afternoon Book Club

September       Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

October           The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce

November       The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

December        The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

January            The Guernsey Literary & Potatoe Peel Pie Society by Ann Shaffer

February          Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

March              Old Filth by Jane Gardam

April                The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

May                 The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion

June                 Pot Luck and presentation of members reading recommendations for the

                          upcoming year.

Evening Book Club

September       Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple

October           You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

November       Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

December        Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

January            Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

February          The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harld Frye by Rachel Joyce

March              Mapping the Edge by Sarah Dunant

April                The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong

May                 The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

June                 Group get together of choice and book selection for the following session

Previous Year Selections
Afternoon Book Club

September -- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, 2011 (Biography)

October    -- Plain Truth by Jodie Picoult, 2011  (Fiction)

November  -- The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston, 1998(Fictional Biography)

December  -- The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, 2012 (Fiction)

January     --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, 2010 (Non-fiction)

February    -- The Juggler's Children: a Journey Into Family, Legend, and the Genes That Bind us by Carolyn Abraham, 2013 (Non-fiction)

March        -- Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, 2011 (Fiction)

April          -- Late Nights On Air by Elizabeth Hay, 2007 (Fiction)

May          -- Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, 2012 (Memoir)

June         -- Pot-luck lunch 12-2. Suggest and discuss books

Evening Book Club

September – The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, 2010

October     – One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, 1967

November - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, 2013

December – The Shoemaker’s Wife by by Adriana Trigiani, 2012

January    – The Time In Between by Maria Duenas, 2011

February   – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 2006

March      – The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan, 2013

April        – Indignation by Philip Roth, 2008

May        – Why Men Lie by Linden MacIntyre, 2012