Saturday, 9 June 2007

Saturday on Saturday

It’s Saturday and this Saturday I have the pleasant task of starting to prepare for my presentation of Ian McEwan’s Saturday to the Atwater Library book club on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. I’ve been leading discussions there for several years and they—as well as a similar series I lead at la Bibliothèque Robert-Bourassa in Outremont —are highlights of my month.

After this week, the discussions will be hold until the fall, but here’s the schedule for next year:

Atwater Library and Computer Centre
1200 Atwater, Montreal

The Death of Ivan Illych by Leo Tolstoy
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007
The first book given by Yann Martel to Stephen Harper in his campaign to encourage the Prime Minister to read more

Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andrei Makine
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Winner of three major prizes in France, translated into 30 languages

On Beauty by Zaydie Smith
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Orange Prize Winner 2006

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Inspired by an actual document, Hill’s novel has received stellar reviews

Lullabies for Little Criminals: A Novel, by Heather O'Neill,
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Canada Reads winner 2007

Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Best-selling novel which surfaced after more than 50 years in a suitcase

The Unyielding Clamour of the Night by Neil Bissoondath
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Hugh MacLennan/QWF prize winner, 2005

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
2005 National Book Award

Waiting by Ha Jin
Wednesday, June 12, 2008
PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 2000

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