There’s always something new to learn at book club. But tonight… wowsers!!! Did you know that Dannyville has a… wait for it….CEMETARY… with actual tenants?!! The questions is why, and who???? Perhaps it’s for the Costco crowd that don’t make it through the round-a-bout. Anywhoo, onto the book.
Good news and bad news for author Michael Crummey, author of this months read – The innocents. The good news is it’s been recently shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Gillar Prize. Yay you! The bad news …
Our after summer book club meeting always rocks! This one was no exception. Fun night! Everyone read the book and everyone really enjoyed it. Yay!
What happened at book club…
Happy New Year Wormies!! Our 2019 book club season started out with a BANG! BANG! – BANG -BANG! (insert Alison’s voice and hand motions here.) The Next Thing on My List is a light, funny and enjoyable read.
What happened at book club…
It was unanimous. Under normal circumstances I’d say we all enjoyed this book very much. Given the subject matter saying we enjoyed it, seems wrong. But for lack of something more appropriate, enjoy it we all did.
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 William Gibson “William Gibson revolutionised science fiction in his 1984 debut Neuromancer. His noir narrative still glitters like chrome in the shadows and his depictions of the rise and abuse of corporate power look more prescient every day. Part thriller, part warning, Neuromancer is a timeless classic of modern SF and one of the 20th century’s most […]
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 […]