PROBUS Club of Durham West

Novel Readers

The Novel Readers usually meet on the first Wednesday of the month (except July & August).

Membership is currently full.  

Contact:  Colleen Lea   905-686-1629    colleenlea@hotmail.com

The Novel Readers recess for the summer months.  We currently have full membership.

Update

April

In April, the Novel Readers will be exchanging impressions about the historical novel, The Outlander by Canadian author Gil Adamson. While Gil Adamson has had other works published, The Outlander is her first novel and is set in western Canada in the early 1900s. 

This historical novel begins in 1903, when nineteen-year-old Mary Boulton flees into the Canadian wilderness. She has killed her husband and is attempting to escape the pursuit by his brothers. 

She has written a sequel to the story, called Ridgerunner.

Looking ahead to May, our selection will be The Maid by Nita Prose. The Maid is a murder mystery and is Nita Prose's first novel.


March

The Novel Readers plan to meet in person, on March 1, 2023, to discuss the depression era novel by Jojo Moyes, The Giver of Stars. The book is set in Kentucky and the central character, Alice, becomes one of the "packhorse librarians", delivering books in rural areas. Looking ahead to April, our group will be reading The Outlander by Gil Adamson. 


February

In February, the Novel Readers discussed Five Little Indians by Michelle Good.

This novel, which has won several awards, exposes the experience of the residential school system for indigenous children. 


January

In January, the Novel Readers met to discuss the novel, Looking for Jane, by Canadian author, Heather Marshall. Marshall's novel spans the time from 1960 to 2015 and focuses on reproductive rights for women. 



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