Relaxing on the patio in the summer, sipping lemonade under the shade of an umbrella, discussing a great book with friends... What could be better?
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Wednesday, May 31
Register starting Thursday, April 20
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. In this society, human rights are severely limited and women's rights are even more curtailed.
The Break* by Katherena Vermette
Wednesday, June 21
Register starting Wednesday, May 10
When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window she spots someone in trouble on the Break. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected with the victim tell their stories leading up to that fateful night.
*This title was been selected in recognition of National Aboriginal Day.
Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
Wednesday, July 26
Register starting Wednesday, June 14
Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions.
Big Little Lies
Wednesday, August 30
Register starting Wednesday, July 19
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.