Located in beautiful St. John's, Newfoundland, our book club was founded in 2007. Our members are as diverse and interesting as our book selections which makes for the most lively discussions over a glass of wine and good food. Through our book club we have read books we might not otherwise ... [ Read More ]
There’s an old saying used VERY often in our family when one thing gets confused with another: “Hawaii , Ohio… what’s the difference?” In book club language this translates to Necromancer, Neuromancer … what’s the difference?
Turns out not enough that your feedback on one can’t apply to the other. But enough that half way through a book club discussion you think … hmmm, there was no one named Molly in my book, and my book had 2000 year old transformers not drug addicts. WTF!!!
By Measha Brueggergosman “Opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman has moved audiences around the world with her unique gifts. ..In this searingly honest and insightful memoir, Brueggergosman shares her experiences with music, but also her ongoing struggle to balance her ambition for a life fully lived with the traditions and responsibilities she has committed herself to. She […]
By Kerri Cull “St. John’s is known as a flourishing port city, a cultural gem, and popular tourist destination: a picturesque city of pubs and restaurants, music and colourful houses. But a thriving sex trade quietly exists beneath that polished conception, a trade few are aware of or even understand. In an engaging journalistic style, […]
By Joel Thomas Hynes “Scrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough is going a little stir-crazy awaiting trial for an alleged assault charge involving his girlfriend, Madonna, and a teapot. Facing three to five years in a maximum-security prison, Johnny knows this might just be the end of the road. But when Madonna doesn’t show […]
By Abraham Verghese “An unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others set in 1960s & 1970s Ethiopia and 1980s America. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a […]
By Fredrick Backman People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason […]
By Lisa Moore Caught begins with a prison break. Twenty-five-year-old David Slaney, locked up on charges of marijuana possession, has escaped his cell and sprinted to the highway. There, he is picked up by a friend of his sister’s and transported to a strip bar where he survives his first night on the run. But evading […]
By Jenny Lawson Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we’d like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her […]
By Kevin Major A novel of remarkable historical breadth, Found Far and Wide follows Sam Kennedy through the tragedy of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, the horrors of The First World War, and the dangers of rum-running in Prohibition-era New York. And as Sam journeys through the turbulent first half of the twentieth […]
By Mary Doria Russell Set in the 21st century – between 20 and 60 years from now – The Sparrow is the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and talented linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who – in response to a remarkable radio signal from the depths of space – leads a scientific mission to make first […]
By Ivan Coyote Tomboy Survival Guide is a funny and moving memoir told in stories, about how they learned to embrace their tomboy past while carving out a space for those of us who don’t fit neatly into boxes or identities or labels. Ivan writes about their years as a young butch, dealing with new […]
By Shirley Barrett An impassioned, charming, and hilarious debut novel about a young woman’s coming-of-age, during one of the harshest whaling seasons in the history of New South Wales. 1908: It’s the year that proves to be life-changing for our teenage narrator, Mary Davidson, tasked with providing support to her father’s boisterous whaling crews while […]