Red Deer Reads Community Book Club

May 10, 2015

Community books clubs are cropping up in towns and cities right across the country. They provide great opportunities to meet other book lovers, discuss rich topics, and reflect more broadly on literature and what it says about being human.

Red Deer Public Library has decided to join in with a community book club of its own. The goal has been to get everyone in Red Deer to read and discuss the same book, bringing Red Deerians together through a shared reading experience. After much narrowing down of 50 potential titles, five finalists were chosen earlier this spring. I was delighted to discover that The Shore Girl was among them. 

May 30 Update: At a fun celebration yesterday afternoon, Emily St. John Mandel’s book, Station Eleven, was declared the winner. While I don’t live in Red Deer, the city is only 20 minutes from my hometown of Lacombe. I personally love Emily’s book and hope to join in the discussion during Red Deer’s first five-week-long community book club this fall.





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