August 26, 2020. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Zoom meetings this summer. Many thanks to all the presenters and to Cathie for hosting the meetings via Zoom. I remain hopeful that we will be able to meet in person next year and welcome back our American friends, but time will tell. In the meantime, stay safe and well.
BOOK LIST for 2020
[Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. A compelling novel, about a family torn apart, based on real- life events of kidnapping, illegal adoption and a corrupt orphanage.]
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake. A family saga centred around a woman struggling with a decision about what to do with an island cottage the family has had for three generations. (Dawn Drayton will present via Zoom at 3:30)
The Summer Book by Tove Janssen. The interactions and adventures of a young girl and her grandmother that take place one summer on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland. (Alice Barton will present via Zoom at 3:30)
The Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre- Esprit Radisson by Mark Bourrie. A dark adventure story, sourced from Radisson’s journals, about his life in 17th century North America. Winner of the RBC Taylor Prize 2020. (Jacquie Green will present)
Surrender: The Call of the American West by Joanna Pocock. A narrative nonfiction work on the changing landscape of the West and the scavenger, rewilder and ecosexual communities , inspired by the author’s two year stay in Montana. (Sharon Earle- Meadows and the author’s sister Kate Pocock will present)
Charlotte, the owner of Parry Sound Books, carried all of our books at her temporary location (her home, 41 Church St.).