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Erin Meadows Library 2016-2017 Book Club Choices

The Erin Meadows Branch Library book club meets on Thursdays, at  7:00 pm, except for July and August. Call 905-615-4750 for more information.


September 10, 2016
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
A young boy struggles to overcome the death of his mother as he grows up in New York City and is drawn into the underworld of art.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
October 13, 2016
419 by Will Ferguson
This is a sweeping novel that moves from North America to Africa.  It tells of heartbreak and hardship of those touched by an Internet scam. 
November 10, 2016
His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay
This is a beautifully written coming of age story about a boy in Eastern Ontario.  He navigates the relationship with his mother and difficult changes in his family.
December 8, 2016
The Dinner by Hermann Koch
Suspenseful and controversial, this novel deals with the dark side of polite society, family loyalty and tragedy.
January 12, 2017
A young woman decides to relive her adolescence and do all the things she was not allowed to do as a good little Indian girl growing up in North America.  Funny and sweet.
February 9, 2017
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
The story takes place in New York on the day in 1974 a tightrope walker walks between the two towers of the World Trade Center and captivates the city.  The novel evokes the spirit of the time as it explores the lives of those who are touched by the spectacle. 
March 9 2017
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
A troubled young orphan struggling into adulthood finds courage and a kindred spirit when she helps an elderly woman sort through the keepsakes and memories of her life.
  April 13, 2017
Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis
A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo results in 15 dogs gaining human consciousness and language.  Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. 
  May 11, 2017
The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew  
First Nations activist, broadcaster and musician tells the story of reconciliation with his father and of his father’s journey through abuse in a residential school to his later life as an elder and leader.   
June 8, 2017
This is a funny and touching mother-daughter memoir written by CTV entertainment reporter and host of The Social Elaine Lui.