Winner of 2017 Giller Prize

Winner of 2017 Giller Prize
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square

Saturday, September 27, 2008

NEW from BOOK CLUB IN A BAG

A very intersting letter arrived listing new books for book clubs purchased by the Thunder Bay library

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready for another season of book clubbing.

I want to thank everyone who sent in suggestions for new book bag titles. It was certainly helpful having the list when it was time to purchase the books. Unfortunately we couldn't buy everything on the list due to budget limitations. Also, some criteria need to be taken into consideration when purchasing; is the book available in trade size paperback (or comparable in price); is there a reading guide available; is the book well reviewed and promotes discussion, etc.

So by following these and other criteria as well as your suggestions, we have currently added 5 new titles and another 3 to 5 will be added in another month or so.

The following new titles are ready for booking:
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Also, a great big thank you goes out to The Calico Book Club for their generous donation of 10 copies of "I Feel Bad About My Neck" by Nora Ephron. This has also been added to our Book Bag collection and is ready for borrowing.

Thanks to this club and all the clubs for their continued support of this Book Club in a Bag program. We now have 63 titles with more coming.

I will keep you posted. Happy reading!

Helen Cimone
Public Services Assistant
Mary J.L. Black Library
807-475-5906

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