October is shaping up to be an eventful month for our online book club. We’re kicking things off by reading and discussing “Two Women” by Christene Browne. Two Women is a story about five women: Eva & Ava – twin sisters in their fifties who are blind, and who have lived a very sheltered life; Rose and Violet – two young women from opposite sides of the world who just so happen to share one soul; and Bernice – Eva & Ava’s mother, Rose & Violet’s trusted confidante, and most importantly, the magical storyteller who brings everybody together. The group of women all live in the same low income housing complex, and circumstances often bring them together in Bernice’s living room, which is where her magical stories unfold. “Two Women” deals with some very serious issues: domestic violence, revenge, escape; at the same time, it also explores feminism, strong women, and female bonding. Sometimes heavy, sometimes funny, and many times magical, this book, particularly Bernice’s stories, is captivating from the get-go.
If you haven’t started the book yet, don’t worry! You still have plenty of time. We won’t get into heavy details until mid-way through the month. You can reserve a copy in our catalogue by clicking here.
Christene Browne, the author of “Two Women” will also be at BookFest Windsor on October 25th leading a discussion titled “Many People, Many Stories, One Soul: short screening and book chat.” This particular session runs from 2:00-3:00 PM, but we encourage you to check out some of the other events too! The line-up is quite impressive.
You can view the full Bookfest Windsor schedule here.
Big Library Read
From October 13th-October 28th we will once again be participating in Overdrive’s Big Library Read. The title for this round is “Anatomy of a Misfit” by Andrea Portes. This YA title is being referred to by many as “Mean Girls” meets “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and will be available to all customers for immediate download via Overdrive for the duration of the Big Library Read. We also have print copies available in our branches.
We hope to see you (the real version or the online one) at some (or all) of the events listed here! If you’re not familiar with our Online Book Club, check us out. New members are always welcome. Even if you’re not planning to read one of the books we have mentioned here, we always love to hear what is on your reading table, and to just talk books in general.