For the month of September, our Online Book Club is reading/discussing “The Best Laid Plans” by Terry Fallis. This comic novel about Canadian Politics won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads.
About this Book (Description from Goodreads):
“A burnt-out political aide quits just before an election — but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock — an engineering professor who will do anything, anything, to avoid teaching English to engineers — to let his name stand in the election. No need to campaign, certain to lose – or is he?”
You can find a copy of this book through our library catalogue.
For the month of October we will be reading “Two Women” by Christene Browne.
About this Book (Description from Bibliocommons):
“Bernice Archer lives in a housing project where she has raised her blind twin daughters, Eva and Ava, in relative isolation. Every night she tells them regurgitated bedtime stories, sometimes magical and often cautionary, about the dangers of the world outside their small apartment. Eva and Ava, now middle-aged, still wait for their mother’s stories with both excitement and suspicion, knowing that there is much they haven’t been told. When Bernice notices two new neighbors in their building, she is inspired to tell a new story. And so begins the saga of Violet and Rose, who Bernice believes were born at the exact same moment, hemispheres apart, and who share the same soul.”
Two Women is also available in print and as an eBook through our library catalogue. You’ll definitely want to give it a read in time to catch up with the author this year at BookFest Windsor, which takes place October 23-26.