Gathered around the sectional couch, our plates laden with plenty, the Ladies on Literature met at my home late last June to wrap up our fifth season. Hard to believe! The years have passed so quickly but our friendships (and the list of books we’ve shared) continues to grow.
We’re excited for our sixth season! We’ve got an amazing line up of books to read and share with you. Open the pages of our beautiful magazine or log on at shannonlinden.ca for book club bests, including the literature we’ve read and the tasty morsels we’ve enjoyed. Let us know what you’re reading and how your book club makes a difference in our community.
Four of our members—Vikki, Judy, Karen, and myself—enjoy making and serving monthly breakfasts at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission and that’s why that worthy organization received our contribution in June. If “feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and helping the hurting” appeals to you, check the Mission out at kelownagospelmission.ca.
Now, while I still remember it well, let’s discuss a smashing novel about a woman who forgets who she is.
What Alice Forgot
by Lianne Moriarty
This is a quick, yet fulfilling read. The Australian author, fast becoming one of my favourites (we read Big Little Lies earlier in the year), is popular worldwide. Her work is brilliant, although directed at a mass market, and therefore not what some would call “literary.”
Personally, I would. So what if she writes for all people? She writes well. Very well. H