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Alumnae Book Club

Is that stack of books on your bedside table starting to block the light from your window?

Are you feeling left-out when your friends talk about the latest, greatest, most critically-acclaimed novel and you’ve barely heard of it?

Do you just want to share your take on your latest read with a dynamic group of fellow bibliophiles?

If so, join St. Clement’s School’s Alum Book Club. Gather with fellow SCS alum while a former St. Clement’s English teacher leads a lively discussion on some of the most intriguing, rewarding, and acclaimed works. The club will meet in the Lassonde Library at St. Clement’s School from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. four times throughout the 2019-2020 school year. This year’s theme is “Boats against the current: Confronting the future, drawn to the past.”

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Host: Ruth Griffiths, Past Staff

“The new novel from the master storyteller is his best in years. Brilliantly McEwan, richly entertaining, a moving love story and a mystery–yet for all its gripping plotline one of the most morally layered novels written for our times, as it carries us into a provocatively real alternative history and the profound challenges of Artificial Intelligence.”

 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Host: Julia Scott, Past Staff

“From the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.”

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Host: Patricia Westerhof, Past Staff

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and an international bestseller, Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

Host: Joanne Thompson, Past Staff

Longlisted for the Booker Prize, from New York Times bestselling author Jeanette Winterson comes her most anticipated book since Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire.

 

RSVP to Meagan Thomas at meagan.thomas@scs.on.ca.

For more information go to scsconnect.ca. Stay tuned for details on how to participate remotely!

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