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
(CCB, ACB and AWCB members only)
We ask you to present a book of your choice (U.S. 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)
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On Wednesday December 11 from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm, Joana BETSON will present for us, “THE HANDMAID’S TALE" written by Margaret ATWOOD.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Canadian writer Margaret Attwood was first published in 1996. It tells the story of an imagined repressive society, the Republic of Gilead, set sometime in the near future. In this society, women are forced to breed; or else suffer death by hanging or being sent away to die slowly of radiation sickness. But the heroine Offred resists the repression of her natural feeling as do the men with whom she is involved. It is said to be a powerful evocation of twenty first century America. The book was recently dramatized for a television series enjoying great popular and critical success.
Its sequel, “THE TESTAMENTS", was published earlier this year and was awarded the (shared) Booker Prize. It is hoped to present it in ou CCB, ACB & AWCB Reading Group in 2020.
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