Did you hear about our partnership with the Daisy Chain Book Co?
Starting April 15th, they will be at our centre every 2 weeks, selling their books and May 13th they will be hosting their Daisy Chain Book Club here at our centre!
WHEN: Come join us Monday May 13th at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The WSAC Community Cafe!
What kind of Book Club is this?
Simply put, it is a casual get-together of readers sharing their experience with a particular story. There are no right or wrong answer, and all opinions of the book are welcome. Every 6 weeks, we will meet for less than an hour, discuss the book, the characters, the ideas we have to make the book better… and then you will receive a recipe in honour of the book to bring the flavour of the story home with you! Books are available at Daisy Chain Book Co., your local library (in both book and audio version usually) and your local bookstore.
Check out the books that will be part of the Book Club!
Monday May 13th at 10:00 a.m. – Community Cafe
The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer
Readers of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring…will be swept away by the spell of medieval Siena” (Library Journal, starred review) in this transporting love story and gripping historical mystery.
Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato knows that her deep empathy for her patients is starting to impede her work. So when her beloved brother passes away, she welcomes the unexpected trip to the Tuscan city of Siena to resolve his estate, even as she wrestles with grief. But as she delves deeper into her brother’s affairs, she discovers intrigue she never imagined—a 700-year-old conspiracy to decimate the city.
As Beatrice explores the evidence further, she uncovers the journal and paintings of the fourteenth-century artist Gabriele Accorsi. But when she finds a startling image of her own face, she is suddenly transported to the year 1347. She awakens in a Siena unfamiliar to her, one that will soon be hit by the Plague.
Yet when Beatrice meets Accorsi, something unexpected happens: she falls in love—not only with Gabriele, but also with the beauty and cadence of medieval life. As the Plague and the ruthless hands behind its trajectory threaten not only her survival but also Siena’s very existence, Beatrice must decide in which century she belongs.
The Scribe of Siena is the captivating story of a brilliant woman’s passionate affair with a time and a place that captures her in an impossibly romantic and dangerous trap—testing the strength of fate and the bonds of love.
Monday June 24th at 10:00 a.m. – Community Cafe
Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth by Jon Szwed
When Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia’s studios in November 1933, it marked the beginning of what is arguably the most remarkable and influential career in twentieth-century popular music. Her voice weathered countless shifts in public taste, and new reincarnations of her continue to arrive, most recently in the form of singers like Amy Winehouse and Adele.
Most of the writing on Holiday has focused on the tragic details of her life—her prostitution at the age of fourteen, her heroin addiction and alcoholism, her series of abusive relationships—or tried to correct the many fabrications of her autobiography. But now, Billie Holiday stays close to the music, to her performance style, and to the self she created and put into print, on record and on stage.
Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, critically acclaimed jazz writer John Szwed considers how her life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy.
Monday August 5th – Community Cafe
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson