What a time. This book is light and funny and an all round feel good read. Or at least that’s what we thought we’d get from tonight’s host. But noooooo… this was not that. Women Talking by Miriam Toews is heavy to read, heavy to think about and just heavy. None of us could say we liked the book – the subject matter, based on a real Mennonite community in Bolivia, is difficult. There’s no neat little bow at the end – no matter how much we wanted one.
By Trudy Morgan Cole “For decades, the Holloways have operated a convenience store in the working-class neighborhood of Rabbittown in St. John’s, and every customer has a story. In a vibrant, contemporary family saga, filled with idiosyncratic characters, Trudy Morgan-Cole tells the tale of three generations of Holloway women—Ellen, Audrey, and Rachel—their loves and their […]
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 […]