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New members welcome! See the list below for each month's book selection. For ZOOM ID and password please contact contact Bruce Middleton, 604-941-4562   b.n.middleton@telus.net

 

October 21, 2021 Between Blade and Bullet by Margaret Franz, The story of the passionate life and heroic death of  Mary Steinhauser, Canadian peace officer, psychiatric nurse, social worker and prison justice advocate.

November18, 2021 A Gentleman In Moscow, by Amor Towles, hist. fict., 462 pgs. FVPL 22, Cpl 5, PMPL 2 (Bruce). A Count is sentenced to house arrest for life in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

January 20, 2022 Be kind, Be Calm, Be Safe : Four Weeks That Shaped a Pandemic by Dr. Bonnie Henry & Lynn Henry. non fict., 207 pgs., FVRL 35, CPL 6, PMPL 9 (Anne). A personal account of the first weeks of COVID-19

 February 17, 2022  American Dirt by Jennie Cummins,  fict., 386 pgs., FVRL 54, CPL 7, PMPL 5 (Chris). A mother and child  are forced to flee from drug lords as Mexican migrants.  

March 17, 2021 All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward,  by Tanya Talaga,  non fict., 258 pgs., FVRL 6, CPL 1, PMPL 1 (Margaret). The  author argues that the aftershocks of cultural genocide have resulted in a disturbing rise in youth suicides in Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond.

April 21, 2021 Murder by Milkshake by Eve Lazarus, non fict., 274 pgs., FVRL 8, CPL 3, PMPL 5, (Donna). An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and A Charismatic Killer

May 19, 2021 Five Little Indians, by Michelle Good, fict., 292 pgs., FVRL 79, CPL10, PMPL 4 (Bruce). Five Indigenous children are taken from their families, placed in a residential school, and eventually released into society without any families or other support.

June 16, 2022 What Makes Olga Run? by Bruce Grierson, bio., 256 pgs., FVRL 1,CPL 0, PMPL 2 (Jean). A 94 year-old track star (not retired) teaches us how to live longer, happier lives