Thursday, February 21, 2008

March Book Club Selections

The Seniors' Book Club will meet on Wednesday, March 12th in the Library Program Room to discuss "Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?" by Anita Rau Badami.

Set against the tumultuous backdrop of a fragmenting Punjab and moving between Canada and India, Can you Hear the Nightbird Call? charts the interweaving stories of three Indian women – Bibi-ji, Leela and Nimmo – each in search of a resting place amid rapidly changing personal and political landscapes.

Review Quotes:

"As Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? shows, the enduring state of ‘in-between’ that is part of both immigrant life in Canada and Sikh life in post-partition India is equally rich in the complex joy of struggle and the possibility for tension, misunderstanding, and, sometimes, violence."
Calgary Herald

"Nightbird brilliantly tells the timeless story of immigrants who face hardship as they try to build new lives, straddling two worlds and never really fitting into either."
The Vancouver Sun

The Monday Evening Book Club selection for March is "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards. The Book Club will meet Monday, March 10th in the Library Program Room at 7:00 pm. New members are welcome!

For a summary, and more information about "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" please click here