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Wilmot Book Club

Wilmot Book Club is open to all, meeting the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Parlour, over a cup of tea. Join in lively discussion of a variety of popular books and receive updated emails.

The titles that we choose for group discussion are suggested by group members and a consensus is reached based on the availability, affordability, like-ability and current interest level for the book. We have been known to change our minds about our desire to keep a book on our list a few months in advance of its being discussed, based on member feed-back and enthusiasm!

We choose 10 books a year, including biography, a literary classic that has stood the test of time, Canadian fiction, local Maritime fiction and titles from current best seller lists. At least once a year we try to invite a guest author, literature academic, or person with personal insight into the plot or author's life to enhance our discussions.

We endeavour to keep our discussions respectful of everyone's opinion and judgment of any given book, and find that it enriches the process of enjoying the wonderful resources that the written word offers to our lives.

See below for books discussed in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

For more information on the Book Club, please click here to contact Lucile Caseley.
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Books on the list for 2019:

January 2019: Ice Ghosts (Paul Watson) Ice Ghosts
February 2019: After Tehran (Marina Nemat) After Tehran
March 2019: It Can't Happen Here (Sinclair Lewis) It Can't Happen Here
April 2019: Vox (Christina Dalcher) Vox
May 2019: Warlight (Michael Ontaatje) Warlight
June 2019: The Boat People (Sharon Bala) Rockbound
September 2019: Educated (Tara Westover) Educated
October 2019: The Break (Katherena) Educated
November 2019: The Alice Network (Kate Quinn) Educated

Books on the list for 2018:

January 2018: The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil (Lesley Choyce) The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil
February 2018: Conclave (Robert Harris) Conclave
March 2018: Barometer (Hugh MacLennan) Barometer
April 2018: Russian Winter (Daphne Kalotay) Russian Winter
May 2018: Minister without Portfolio (Michael Winter) Minister without Portfolio
June 2018: Rockbound (Frank Parker Day) Rockbound
September 2018: Angel's Jig (Daniel Poliquin) Angel's Jig
October 2018: Under Sealed Orders (H.A. Cody) Under Sealed Orders
November 2018: A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles) A Gentleman in Moscow
December 2018: Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Gabriel Zevin) Storied Life

Books on the list for 2017:

February 2017: The Illegal (Lawrence Hill) The Illegal
March 2017: My Secret Sister (Helen Edwards) My Secret Sister
April 2017: The German Girl (Armando Lucas Correa) The German Girl
May 2017: The Birthday Lunch (Joan Clark) The Birthday Lunch
June 2017: An Inconvenient Indian (Thomas King) An Inconvenient Indian
September 2017: Journey (James Michener) Journey
October 2017: The Hanging of Angelique (Afua Cooper) The Hanging of Angelique
November 2017: Lightning and Blackberries (Joanne Jefferson) Lightning and Blackberries

Books on the list for 2016:

January 2016: The Painted Girls (Cathy Marie Buchanan) The Painted Girls
February 2016: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
March 2016: The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd) The Invention of Wings
April 2016: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window (Jonas Jonasson)

(December 2015 meeting title choice was cancelled because of storm)
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window
May 2016: Lila (Marilynne Robinson) Lila
June 2016: A Measure of Light (Beth Powning) A Measure of Light

Books we discussed in 2015:

December 2015: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window (Jonas Jonasson) The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window
November 2015: Tell (Frances Itani) Tell
October 2015: The Nymph and the Lamp (Thomas Raddall) The Nymph and the Lamp
September 2015: All the Light We cannot See (Anthony Doerr) All the Light We Cannot See
June 2015:  Ship’s Boy in the Arctic (Elizabeth Savoie) Ship's Boy in the Arctic
May 2015: The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt) The Goldfinch
April 2015: A Train in Winter (Caroline Moorehead) A Train in Winter
March 2015: The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence) The Stone Angel
February 2015: The Massey Murder (Charlotte Gray) The Massey Murder
January 2015: Book Club was cancelled due to storm  

Books we discussed in 2014:

December 2014: Best Laid Plans (Terry Fallis) The Best Laid Plans
November 2014: The Deception of Livvy Higgs
onna Morrissey)
Deception of Livvy Higgs
October 2014: Indian Horse (David Wagamese) Indian Horse
September 2014: Bel Canto (Ann Patchett) Bel Canto
June 2014: The Orenda (Joseph Boyden) The Orenda
May 2014: My Antonia (Willa Cather) Book Cover - My Antonia
April, 2014: The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Graphic - book cover
March, 2014: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Rachel Joyce) Graphic - book cover
February, 2014: The Case Against Owen Williams (Allan Donaldson) Graphic - book cover
January, 2014: Runaway (Alice Munro) Graphic - book cover

Books discussed in the fall of 2013:

September: The Light Between Oceans (M. L. Steadman) Graphic - book cover
October: The Mountain and the Valley (Ernest Buckler) Graphic - book cover
November: The End of Your Life Book Club (Will Schwalbe) Graphic - book cover
December: Big Fish (Daniel Wallace) Graphic - book cover

Books we discussed September 2011 to June 2012:

Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbury Graphic - book cover
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Graphic - book cover
Audience of Chairs by Joan Clark (Canadian Author) Graphic - book cover
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Graphic - book cover
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn (Classical fiction, special guest Dr.Ted Colson) Graphic - book cover
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Graphic - book cover
March by Geraldine Brooks (Historical fiction) Graphic - book cover
Changing My Mind by Margaret Trudeau (Biography) Graphic - book cover
Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay (Canadian Author) Graphic - book cover
The Town that Drowned by Riel Nason (Atlantic Canadian Author, special guest Marlene Phillips) Graphic - book cover

Books we discussed Fall of 2012:


The Salt Road by Jane Johnson

Graphic - book cover


Annabel by Kathleen Winter (Canadian author)

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Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen (Memoire/Biography)

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Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Historical fiction)

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