Page tUUrners meets the second Friday of the month, September to June, in the afternoon, and rotates locations. Our book selections are eclectic recommendations from our members. We like a challenging read, stories of immigration, feminism, and moral dilemmas. We attempt to choose titles available from our wonderful public library system. We welcome readers who are attracted to a specific book but are not sure if they want to commit to the ten book challenge and those who are looking for an on-going discussion group.

Our Current Line Up

March: Enemy Woman By Pauline Jiles

Date: March 8 Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm Contact: [email protected]

For more details check out our events calendar.

April: Washington Black By Esi Edugyan

Date: April 12 Time: 3:00 – 5:30 pmContact: [email protected]

2014 Giller Prize Winner Esi Edugyan has done it again!. She has won the 2018 Giller for her latest book. The Guardian newspaper says: “Mixing horror with high adventure, this powerful novel looks at the burden of freedom in a time of slavery” The main character Washington Black, was born into slavery in a Barbados plantation. He was chosen to be the manservant of Christopher Wilde or Titch who is a naturalist, explorer, scientist and abolitionist. 
Titch chooses to sacrifice his own freedom rather than have Washington murdered. They flee a warrant for Wash’s arrest which takes them along the East coast of the US, a remote outpost on the Arctic to a Nova Scotian fishing village and to England. It examines both freedom and slavery. Quick book your copy at the library or consider purchasing a copy to support Canadian writers!

May: The Wonder by Emma Donahue

Date: May 10 Time: 3:00 – 5:30 pm Contact: [email protected]

Past Discussions:

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
December 2017: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
January 2018: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
February 2018: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
March 2018: Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford
April 2018: April: Sweetland by Michael Crummy
May 2018: The Boat People by Sharon Bala
June 2018: Devotions by Mary Oliver
September 2018: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
October 2018: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
November 2018: Little Bee by Chris Cleeve
December 2018: The Tears of Dark Waters by Corban Addison
January 2019: Home Fires By Kamila Shamsie
February 2019: A Gentleman of Moscow By Amor Towles