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Thomas Wharton's Edmonton launch for The Book of Rain
Thursday March 23, 2023 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us the exciting release of The Book of Rain, by Thomas Wharton, author of Icefields.
Thomas will be in conversation with Malcolm Azania.
From the publisher:
A groundbreaking, deeply affecting work of environmental literary suspense for fans of Cloud Atlas, The Overstory, and Station Eleven.
Three intertwined stories flow from the disaster of River Meadows. Alex Hewitt and his sister, Amery, were among the first to be shipped out of the contaminated town. Now an accomplished game designer, Alex has moved on, but his sister has not, making increasingly dangerous break-ins to save animals trapped in the toxic wasteland. When at last she fails to return from a trip inside the fence, Alex flies to River Meadows to search for her, enlisting her friend, Michio Amano, a mathematician who needs to transcend the known laws of physics if he and Alex are to succeed.
Claire Foley ran away from River Meadows as a teenager and now traffics in endangered wildlife. As Alex and Michio search for Amery, Claire arrives in an island nation under threat of environmental catastrophe to retrieve her greatest prize yet, only to find herself facing a life-altering choice.
March Book Club: Flamingo by Rachel Elliott
Tuesday March 28, 2023 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Please join us for a discussion of Flamingo. Questions?
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A novel of love, homelessness, and learning to be fearless
In the garden, there were three flamingos. Not real flamingos, but real emblems, real gateways to a time when life was impossibly good. They were mascots, symbols of hope. Something for a boy to confide in.
First, there were the flamingos. And then there were two families. Sherry and Leslie and their daughters, Rae and Pauline - and Eve and her son Daniel.
Sherry loves her husband, Leslie. She also loves Eve. It couldn't have been a happier summer. But then Eve left and everything went grey. Now Daniel is all grown-up and broken. And when he turns up at Sherry's door, it's almost as if they've all come home again. But there's still one missing. Where is Eve? And what, exactly, is her story?
FLAMINGO is a novel about the power of love, welcome and acceptance. It's a celebration of kindness, of tenderness. Set in 2018 and the 80s, it's a song for the broken-hearted and the big-hearted, and is, ultimately, a novel grown from gratitude, and a book full of wild hope.
April Book Club: The Bandit Queens
Tuesday April 25, 2023 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
ABOUT THE BANDIT QUEENS
A young Indian woman finds the false rumors that she killed her husband surprisingly useful—until other women in the village start asking for her help getting rid of their own husbands—in this razor-sharp debut.
Bookclub books for 2023
Friday June 16, 2023 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Love books? Love to chat about books? Join us for a free conversation about books the last Tuesday of every month at 7 pm as we discuss:
February 28 Probably Ruby by Lisa Bird Wilson
March 28 Flamingo by Rachel Elliot
April 25 The Bandit Queen Parini Schoff
May 30 The Enigma of Room 622 by Joel Dicker
June 27 Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkins
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May Book Club: The Enigma of Room 622 by Joel Dicker
Tuesday June 27, 2023 | 2:38PM - 2:38PM
About the Book
A September 2022 Amazon Best of the Month Pick
“Dicker salutes Agatha Christie even as he drops the reader through one trapdoor into another, so that by the end, we doubt we’ve ever read another novel quite like it. (We haven’t.) Fans of Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley will hug this book in between chapters; the many readers who love Anthony Horowitz’s mysteries will celebrate. And me? I’ll be reading it again.”—A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
"[The Enigma of Room 622 is an] exhilarating tour de force"–The Wall Street Journal
A burnt-out writer’s retreat at a fancy Swiss hotel is interrupted by a murder mystery in this metafictional, meticulously crafted whodunit from the New York Times bestselling author of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.
A writer named Joël, Switzerland’s most prominent novelist, flees to the Hôtel de Verbier, a luxury resort in the Swiss Alps. Disheartened over a recent breakup and his longtime publisher’s death, Joël hopes to rest. However, his plans quickly go awry. It all starts with a seemingly innocuous detail: at the Verbier, there is no room 622.
Before long, Joël and fellow guest Scarlett uncover a long-unsolved murder that transpired in the hotel's room 622. The attendant circumstances: the succession of Switzerland’s largest private bank, a mysterious counterintelligence operation called P-30, and a most disreputable sabotage of hotel hospitality. A European phenomenon, The Enigma of Room 622 is a matryoshka doll of intrigue–as precise as a Swiss watch–and Dicker’s most diabolically addictive thriller yet.
Translated from the French by Robert Bononno
"Joël Dicker’s innovative page-turner ... weds the allure of a jigsaw puzzle with the split-second timing of an Agatha Christie mystery.... [The Enigma of Room 622 is an] exhilarating tour de force"–The Wall Street Journal — Wall Street Journal
"This astonishingly smart, emotionally satisfying, and strangely intimate novel is not to be missed." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
June Book Club: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkinson
Tuesday June 27, 2023 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Everyone is welcome!
ABOUT BLACK CAKE
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY • Two estranged siblings delve into their mother’s hidden past—and how it all connects to her traditional Caribbean black cake—in this immersive family saga, “a character-driven, multigenerational story that’s meant to be savored” (Time).