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The St. Catherine's book group welcomes all people from the community to share in the love of books and reading.

We meet at 2pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month to discuss that month's book. During the past year we have met on Zoom or, weather permitting, outside in a park setting.

We tend to choose books that are available through the Fraser Valley Regional Library System (Terry Fox) or Coquitlam Public Library. Please join us to read and discuss an exciting collection of books or maybe just pick out one or two of them.

Contact Bruce Middleton, 604-941-4562,


June 17, 2021 The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, fict., 393 pgs, FVRL 10, CPL 2.  Anil is the first person in his family to leave India, the first to attend college, the first to become a doctor. Half a world away in Dallas, Texas, he is caught up in his new life, experiencing all the freedoms and temptations of American culture.

July 16, 2021 The Guest List by Lucy Folly, fict., 313 pgs., FVRL 75, CPL  5  A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller.  

August 19, 2021 The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrove, fict., 341 pgs, FVRL 8, CPL 2 A seemingly unassuming and sensible community treasurer uses embezzled funds to finance a spiraling art habit that immerses her in the identity of a wealthy collector and renders her increasingly indebted to her unsuspecting neighbors.

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.