Reading Group

  • 13 Jun 2018
  • 12 Dec 2018
  • 7 sessions
  • 13 Jun 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 11 Jul 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 08 Aug 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 12 Sep 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 10 Oct 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 14 Nov 2018, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 12 Dec 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: June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14 & December 12
  
On June 13, Heidi Hunter will present

Still Life
by Louise Penny

Still Life is Louise Penny’s first crime novel. Louise Penny (Canadian Author, born 1958) has now written 10 plus books and received numerous awards for her writing. This particular story is beautifully woven as the characters unfold. The setting is Thanksgiving Sunday in Quebec. To locals, the village is a safe haven. So they are bewildered when a well-loved member of the community is found lying dead in the maple woods. Surely it was an accident - a hunter's arrow gone astray. Who could want Jane Neal dead?

In a long and distinguished career with the Sûreté du Quebec, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has learned to look for snakes in Eden. Gamache knows something dark is lurking behind the white picket fences, and if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will begin to give up its secrets… 

Venue: please contact genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be
   
On July 11, Megan Richards will present

What Happened
by Hilary Rodham Clinton (U.S.)

The book gives an interesting portrayal of all the events surrounding the 2016 USA presidential elections and Clinton’s view of the causes of her eventual loss despite winning 3 million more votes than Trump. 

Hillary Clinton was First Lady during her husband’s term as President of the USA, Senator for New York, and Secretary of State under the first term of President Obama. 

Venue: please contact genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be


On August 8, Geneviève Bergiers will present

The Lost City of the Monkey God
A True Story

by Douglas Preston (U.S.) 

Douglas Preston is an American journalist and novelist who started his career at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He has participated in expeditions in different parts of the world and in particular, in one that led to the discovery of an ancient city in an unexplored valley in the Mosquitia mountains of Eastern Honduras, which he chronicled in this nonfiction book.

Venue: please contact genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be


On September 12, Martine Rassi will present

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


The charming historical novel written by Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece Annie Barrows is set in London after the Second World War, when in London «everything is broke: the roads, the buildings, the people». 
The main character Juliet is a humorous famous journalist and through her correspondences with Guernsey islanders, she discovers members of a literary club and their tale during the German Occupation. 

Later, Juliet decides to visit her new relationships in the island and realizes what she wants to write about in her new book with a new love. 

Mary Ann Shaffer was born in 1934 in Martinsburg (West Virginia). She became fascinated with the Channel Islands and «her book about Guernsey was greeted with vivid enthusiasm in thirteen countries». Because she became ill, her niece Annie Barrows helped her finish the book.

Venue: please contact genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be
 


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