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The Page tUUrners, is a book club who loves to read, share ideas, laugh, cry, and snack!

The books are chosen from the Canada Reads series, those related to the ministry themes, and those available from our wonderful library system. Always, our understanding and insights are greater than the sum of our individual reactions. 

New Members are always welcome to join! Page tUUrners meet on the second Friday of every month from 3pm to 5pm. ContactGwenneth Mackinnon: [email protected] for more details.

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Our Current Line Up

December: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

In the aftermath of the American Civil War, an ageing itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this morally complex, multi-layered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honour, and trust. (review adapted from Good Reads)

January: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinsonson-of-a-trickster

Local BC writer Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster is a novel that shimmers with magic and vitality, featuring a compelling narrator, somewhere between Holden Caulfield and Harry Potter. Just when you think Jared’s teenage journey couldn’t be more grounded in gritty, grinding reality, his addled perceptions take us into a realm beyond his small-town life, somewhere both seductive and dangerous. Energetic, often darkly funny, sometimes poignant, this is a book that will resonate long after the reader has devoured the final page. 

Excerpt His tiny, tightly permed maternal grandmother, Anita Moody, had never liked him. As far back as Jared could remember, she’d watched him suspiciously with her clear black eyes. She never let him come closer than an arm’s length from her, making him sit on the ratty blue couch while she sat in the kitchen of her small house near the Bella Bella Band Store. (from the 2017 Giller Prize shortlist descriptions)

Past Discussions:

January 2017: Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
February 2017:  Minister without Portfolio by Michael Winter
March 2017: The Hero’s Walk by Anita Rau
April 2017: Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz
May 2017: The Break by Katherena Vermette
June 2017: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
September 2017: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thein 
October 2017: The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

November 2017: The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King