Reading Group

  • 13 Dec 2017
  • 13 Jun 2018
  • 7 sessions
  • 13 Dec 2017, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 10 Jan 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 14 Feb 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 14 Mar 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 11 Apr 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 09 May 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 13 Jun 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • See event details.

The Canadian Club of Belgium,
The American Club of Brussels &
The American Women's Club of Brussels

welcome you to our Reading Group
on the second Wednesday of the month
[7:00–9:00 p.m.]

(CCB, ACB and AWCB members only)

We ask you to present a book of your choice (American or Canadian authors preferred) that you have read and really enjoyed. This will give all members, passionate about reading, a chance to read and discuss different literary genres.

Even if you have not read the selected book and if you do not have a book you wish to present, please feel free to join us anyway – even at the last minute.

Reading Group Contact
(also for venue details)
Geneviève Bergiers
Tel. 02/660.57.65
genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be

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2018 dates open for your suggestions:
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
   
On November 8, Heidi will present

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd


In this book, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

About Sue Monk Kidd
Kidd’s other best-sellers include The Secret Life of Bees (2002) and The Mermaid Chair (2005).  She has co-written a bestselling memoir with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, titled Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story (2009), as well as authoring several acclaimed memoirs, including The Dance of the Dissident Daughter (1996). Kidd lives in southwest Florida with her husband, Sandy and their black Labrador retriever.

Venue:
BOSQUET 58
Rue du Bosquet 58
1060 Brussels (St-Gilles)
Tel. 02/544.13.15
Metro: Hôtel des Monaies / Munthof

  
On December 13, Geneviève Bergiers will present

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
 

Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history: the internment of American-Japanese families during World War II.
Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us about forgiveness and the power of the human heart. The book was awarded the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and was named the #1 Book Club Pick for Fall 2009/Winter 2010 by the American Booksellers Association.

Jamie Ford is an American author living on the West coast.  His father is of chinese ancestry, his mother is of European descent

Venue: Geneviève's place.

 
On January 10 , Laura Richard will present

Lives of Girls and Women
by Alice Munro (Canada, Nobel Prize 2013)
 

This book, rather more a collection of would-be stand-alone stories with a common principal character, invites the reader to witness the life and world of Del, a young girl whose experiences and encounters in growing up form the basis of each "story" or section as she grows from a young girl into womanhood. The reader is compelled to experience the struggle and wonder of growing up that is common amongst all of us, in a story that is peppered with extraordinary circumstances and trials that, thankfully, relatively few of us ever have to experience.

Lives of Girls and Women is a coming-of-age story, full of the tumultuous times one goes through on the road to growing up, the universal truths about growing up and the tragedies that are suffered by far too many of us. More than that, it is the story of place and of the complex relationships that form between those with whom people live and experience life. It is about life itself, in all its beauty and ugliness.

Venue: Laura's place.
 
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