Book Club Schedule

Hey everybody,
Here’s a quick update for those of you who couldn’t make it to the meeting last week.

At the meeting, we decided that book club meetings would be held every three weeks. For now, the book club will be held on Saturdays in the EIFW chapel at one o’clock, and the group ranges from 9 – 13 people.

We decided at the meeting that Tara and Jocelyn would continue to reserve the book club kits from Strathcona Country Public Library, and that the book club meetings will be hosted
my more people from the committee. If you are interested in signing up (in pairs or on your own) to host one or more meetings, please see the following list.
Tara and Jocelyn still need to reserve the books, so the list may change. If you are interested in hosting any of these meetings, let me know. I’m out of this office this week so if you want to sign up, add a comment to this post.


(FYI – For the first initial meeting, Laura and I went together and for the second meeting, I went on my own. The women said that they didn’t have preference for having one or two people, so it’s really up to your own comfort level if you want to go as pairs or individually. Also, this Saturday Moyra and I are doing A Complicated Kindess. )


JULY 25 The God of Small Things — Arundhati Roy

AUGUST 15 – Tales of the City — Armistead Maupin.

SEPTEMBER 5 – Three Cups of Tea — Greg Mortenson

SEPTEMBER 26 – Water for Elephants — Sara Gruen

OCTOBER 17 – The Shadow of the Wind — Carlos Ruiz Zafon

NOVEMBER 7- Keeping Faith — Jodi Picoult

NOVEMBER 28 – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter — Kim Edwards

DECEMBER 19 – The Reader — Bernhard Schlink

JANUARY 9 – Water for Elephants — Sara Gruen

JANUARY 30 – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd — Agatha Christie

FEBRUARY 20 – The Namesake — Jhumpa Lahiri


Bookdrive for Pe Sakastew

The men’s healing centre in Wetaskiwin (Pe Sakastew) needs the following types of books:

A current set of encyclopedias, and dictionaries.
The complete “Left Behind” series by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins.   
The complete series by James Herriot.
How to books on Leatherwork; leather carving; wood work; making of native crafts; learn to play the guitar, drums (the drum sets), etc.
Books on health, nutrition, how the body works, nutritious meal planning and recipes (using basic inexpensive food).
How to budget, handle money, handle stress, safe workouts (gym, etc.), be a good parent.
Poetry books
Spy fiction
Mystery fiction
Books by Wilbur Smith, Zig Ziglar, Chuck Swindoll, Tom Clancy, John Grisham, Robert Ludlum.

If you have any of these books to donate – please let us know!

A wish list from Cathy

Cathy gave me a wish list of books as requested by women at the prison – I thought I would pass it along to you and your networks/libraries etc before posting it to the GELA/Jerome listservs. Maybe we can collect some of these books at our next meeting?  The women would be thrilled.

Here’s the list:

The Book of Negro
The Power of Now – Ekhart Tolle
Heavier to Heaven (Kurt Cobain’s biography)
Any V.C. Andrews books
Gregory Maguire series
The Other Boleyn Girl
Clive Barker books
Dr Phil – The Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge
Paranormal subject
More current “healing” non-fiction
S.E. Hinton books
My Sister’s keeper – Jodi Picoult
Dean Koontz books (From the Corner of his Eye)
Restoration by Rose Tremain
The Lords of Discipline – Pat Conroy
The Pilot’s Wile by Anita Shreve
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan
Stolen Lives: twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir
Fall on your knees and/or The way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Night by Elie Wiesel
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Thanks everyone!