Book Club – Thursday, February 7

The Kelowna Yacht Club’s book club is a reading group that reads and discusses the latest novels and old favourites. Every month a new book is selected based around a topic or theme.

Enjoy food and drinks in the Member Lounge while discussing the month’s selected book.

2nd Thursday of the month


6:00 dinner in the Member Lounge (optional)
7:00 – 9:30 pm book discussion


February book: “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald

Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator. When Helen Macdonald’s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer – Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood – she’d never before been tempted to train one…



March book: “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernst Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness – until she meets Ernest Hemingway…


April book: “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway

The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces, and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post – World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley…


May book: “Educated” by Tara Westover

Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in the classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school…