You are Invited to join us in HIllcrest's Chapel Dec 21th at 10:00.
Theresa Redmond who has just published an historical novel set in 18th century PEI will be our guest as we learn about the process which resulted in her vibrant Bound.
We would be delighted to have you attend & become part of our group. Theresa’s book is self- published through Friesen Press and is available in soft cover, hardcover and as an e book.
Three of the novels we read this year were loaned to us as book kits of the PEI Libraries and Archives.
THANK YOU for this
valuable service to our little group.
A Few Books 2021 & 2022
and a memento of a Zoom Book Discussion
Hillcrest Book Club 2022
Hey book lovers, come join us at Hillcrest United Church for lively discussions of some great reads. We are a group of usually ten people who meet in the chapel once a month September to June on a ( either the second or third Wednesday of the month at 10am). Call the church at 902-838-2698 for further details, or read our weekly bulletin on our website which gives updated information. Of course we always have coffee and a treat sometimes themed with our particular read for the month!
We began 2022 by meeting virtually through Zoom with a very engaging title by Lisa See- The Island of Sea Women, a multigenerational family story and a fine example of cultural anthropology set in South Korea. The haenyo are members of a female diving group in Joju Island. The novel is a wonderful ode to an exceptional group of women.
In February we read a Maritime classic Memoirs of a Lightkeeper’s Son by Billy Budge set in a small island off the coast of Cape Breton. In March we were pleased to feature our own group member Hugh MacDonald, a poet laureate of PEI. We enjoyed his young adult novel Our Rock and Our Salvation which explored themes of community, restorative justice and potential for our very planet. Judy Gaudet, another poet in our group led us in a very stimulating poetry game as our choice for April. Our May choice was the 2022 Canada Reads winner Five Little Indians by Michelle Good, a heart-rending novel about the evils of residential schools and set in a BC coastal community. Our September gathering featured Nancy Edwards, a distinguished professor at the University of Ottawa, a health professional who spoke to us about her nursing adventures in Sierra Leone. We thoroughly enjoyed her memoir Not One ,Not Even One and her first hand life altering experiences as a CUSO volunteer in the late seventies. Her stories of village life conveyed the ravages of tuberculosis, and the tragedies of deaths related to pregnancy, childbirth and newborn tetanus. Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime kept us spellbind by its honesty and humor at our October meet. Afghani writer Nadia Hashimi challenged our group with her novel When the Moon is Low about the incredible hardships endured by a mother and her children fleeing the Taliban and the borders and barriers they experience as they make their way through Iran,Turkey,Greece, Italy and eventually to England. And on we go to December…