The MERA Book Club meets regularly every month September through to June at the MERA schoolhouse.
Meetings are usually held the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm. We are a friendly, respectful, no rules book club. Each month one person will facilitate a discussion about the book chosen for that month. Discussions are always informative and lively. New members are welcome. If you see a book that peaks your interest and would like to join us for an evening’s discussion we also welcome drop-ins. You can join us by contacting Jean Dunning at 613-259-2636 or email here.
READS FOR 2021-2022:
Sept 28*: A minute or two/without remembering - Claudia Coutu Radmore - Poetry
Sept 28*: A Town Called Solace - Mary Lawson - Encourages hope, redemption & enlightenment
Oct 26: Forgiveness - Mark Sakamoto - Post WWII & grudges that Canadian/Japanese have to deal with
Nov 23: The Company We Keep - Frances Itani - Story of love, loss and friendship
Dec 28**: Finding the Mother Tree - Suzanne Simard - Observations of the forest & how it can save the planet
Jan 25: Mermaid of Black Conch - Monique Roffey - "Jealousy like love can have a hurricane force”
Feb 22: Euphoria - Lilly King - 1930s love triangle with multi levels of interactions
March 22: Black Diamonds: The Rise & Fall of an English Dynasty - Catherine Bailey - Story of a class war that ripped apart the local landscape
April 26: How to Pronounce Knife - SouvankhamThammavongsa - Human stories from an immigrant perspective
May 24: The Forgotten Daughter - Joanna Goodman - A love story in the context of Quebec separatist movement.
June 28: New Choices for 2022-2023
Meeting the 4th Tuesday of every month
** Note we have two books to review in September
**Note the date in December. We will need to discuss a more suitable date.
Alternative books suggested as good reads for the summer:
Rabbit Foot Bill by Helen Humphreys
The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood