The Four Discussion Books – 2019

The Four Books selected for 2019.  They all look like wonderful reads and will lead to interesting discussions.  Looking forward to the 58th Banff Book Discussion, particularly with Katerena Vermette as the guest author.  YouTube videos 2019 Book Discussion Videos.        

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The Break

When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting…

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The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable …

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity In his first book, The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge introduced readers to the most important change in our understanding of the brain since the beginning of modern science: the discovery that the brain can change its own…

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Underground Airlines

A young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service in exchange for his freedom. He’s got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called “the Hard Four.” On…

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War and Turpentine

Stefan Hertmans’ latest novel, War and Turpentine,  published August 2013, is a huge success wordlwide. It is based on some notebooks of his grandfather, containing memoirs of the First World War, written down when he was a man of over seventy. They also contain a breathtaking account of a youth in…

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