Book Discussion (Afternoon)

Convener: Sandy Hasinoff and Marjorie Morris

We enjoy a lively exchange of ideas and reactions to the book chosen for that month, as well as delicious refreshments. There are typically between six and 13 members at each meeting. Eight books have been chosen for the 2013-14 season, including a memoir, non-fiction works, prize-winning recent novels and a classic. . As well we always look forward to a visit with the U of A's writer in residence; this year will feature poet and essayist Erin Moure! Please join us for a stimulating year of reading and discussion.

Book Selection for 2016/17

The Chaperone, by Laura Moriarty 
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee 
The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri 
Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan 
The Piano Maker, by Kurt Palka
The Illegal, by Lawrence Hill
Bird's Eye View, by Elinor Florence

Meetings: Fourth Thursdays, September to May, 1:30pm -- 3:30 pm in members' homes

Book Lists 


Ragged Company, by Richard Wagamese
Vanessa and her Sister, by Prima Parmar
The Churchill Factor, by Boris Johnson
Emancipation Day, by Wayne Grady
Me before You, by Jojo Moyes
Who by Fire, by Fred Stenson
The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd


Joseph Boyden, The Orenda
Barbara Graziosi, The Gods of Olympus,
Jonas Jonasson, The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Alistair MacLeod, No Great Mischief
Nancy Richler, The Imposter Bride
José Saramago, The Elephant’s Journey
Carol Shields, Dressing up for the Carnival


Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Will Ferguson, 419
Penelope Lively, How it all Began
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists
Thomas King, Inconvenient Indian
Cheryl Strayed, Wild


Alexander Fuller, Don’t let’s go to the Dogs Tonight
Edmund de Waal, The Hare with the Amber Eyes
Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table
Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
Charles Dickens, A Tale of two Cities
Lief Enger, Peace Like a River


See the lists from past sessions