While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome.
In November, we will be discussing The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel.
Vincent is a
bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the
northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns
the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it's the beginning of
their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the
windowed wall of the hotel: "Why don't you swallow broken glass."
Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees
the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later,
Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship.
Weaving together the
lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship,
the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the wilderness of remote British Columbia,
painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art
and the ghosts of our pasts.
From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.
***Limited copies of the book are available for pickup at the Grand River Stanley Park Community Library starting Monday, August 30, 2021. Please call 519-896-1736 to request a copy.***
This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.
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