Municipal Library

Book Clubs

The English Book Club

Would you like to share your passion for books? Come join our French or English Book Clubs at the Kirkland library!

The English Book Club meets on a Wednesday night every month at 7:00 pm. To reserve a copy of the book, please call the Circulation Desk at 514 630-2726. Free admission. No registration required.
 
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The next titles are :

ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES by Emma Hooper
Wednesday, January 11

82-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rie, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232km from Saskatchewan to Halifax. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. I will try to remember to come back, Etta writes. Russell, raised as a brother to Otto, has loved Etta from afar for 60 years. He insists on nding Etta, wherever she’s gone. Leaving his farm will be the rst act of deance in his whole life.


SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY  by Camilla Gibb
Wednesday, February 1

This novel is about a British Muslim woman’s search for love and belonging in two very different worlds. At eight years of age, she is left at a Su shrine in Morocco by hippie British parents who are murdered three weeks later. In order to cope with her loss, she immerses herself in the study and memorization of the Qur’an under the disciple to whom she is entrusted. Years later, she journeys from Morocco to Harar, Ethiopia where her head scarves do not hide her very white skin and she is labeled a foreigner everywhere she goes.


THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY  by Rachel Joyce
Wednesday, March 1

Recently retired, sweet, emotionally numb Harold Fry is jolted out of his passivity by a letter from Queenie Hennessy, an old friend, who he hasn’t heard from in twenty years. She has written to say she is in hospice and wanted to say goodbye. Leaving his tense, bitter wife Maureen to her chores, Harold intends a quick walk to the corner mailbox to post his reply but instead, inspired by a chance encounter, he becomes convinced he must deliver his message in person to Queenie--who is 600 miles away--because as long as he keeps walking, Harold believes that Queenie will not die.