There are 2 book clubs which run independently of one another. If you are an avid reader and like to talk about books, get involved in one of these groups. The groups usually meet once a month, but not during the summer months.
At our December meeting we toasted the upcoming holiday season as well as Bryden’s birthday. We had tackled Salman Rusdie’s The Golden House. In a new world order of alternative truths, Rushdie has written the ultimate novel about identity, truth, terror and lies. The parallels to today’s world are striking.
We started the New Year with a kinder look at the world, reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. It is a heartwarming, at times amusing, and poignant story of a lonely curmudgeon finding family again. Highly recommended.
Our February novel is Bellevue Square, a “darkly comic literary thriller” which won the Scotia Giller Prize. In March we will read A Measure of Light in which bestselling author Beth Powning re-imagines the life of Mary Dyer, a Quaker who defied death to champion religious freedom during America's earliest years.