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. The Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month.
Thursday, June 10
7:00 PM | Book Discussion – Zoom
Want to join the Book Club? New members are always welcome! Please contact us here and we will put you in contact with the group.
The Upside of Hunger by Roxi Harms
The Upside of Hunger is the powerful story of Adam Baumann’s coming of age in the midst of WW2 and his journey toward manhood, from the rarely told perspective of a Hungarian-born German.
EASTERN HUNGARY, 1941 – desperate to escape his father’s iron fist, 12-year-old Adam fled. But when his father traced him to the mountain village where he was living under the guise of an orphan, Adam knew he’d have to go farther next time. The military recruitment station in Vienna seemed like the perfect solution, and the age of their recruits no longer mattered to the Germans.
As autumn turned to winter and Adam lay terrified and starving in a frozen foxhole on the Eastern Front, he knew he’d made a horrible and deadly mistake. In front of him, enemy fire rained down from the approaching Russians. Behind him, his German commander’s orders were clear – hold steady. Then, a Russian bullet found its mark, catapulting Adam into a series of terrifying captures and narrow escapes from enemy forces as Europe reeled from the final destruction of WW2.
Never standing still, Adam struggled through war-torn landscapes to find his family and began to build a life from the ashes, until the results of a medical examination at an American Embassy in Germany changed the course of his future again.
• June: The Upside of Hunger by Roxie Harms
• July: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
• August: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
• September: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimon
• October: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
This event is open to Members. Find out more information on membership here.