Book Club – 2nd Thursday of Every Month

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

 

December book: “The Secret Daughter” by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Somer’s life is everything she imagined it would be – she’s newly married and has started her career as a physician in San Francisco – until she makes the devastating discovery she never will be able to have children. The same year in India, a poor mother makes the heartbreaking choice to save her newborn daughter’s life by giving her away…

 

January book: “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova

Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to “My dear and unfortunate successor”. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of – a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in…

 

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…