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Transition Sooke Book Club

New Year’s Resolution:  Read interesting books!  Join the Transition Sooke Book Club for informal, friendly and sure to be lively and far-ranging discussions of thoughtful books focused on contemporary issues. One book per night will be discussed on three Wednesday evenings this Jan. Feb. and March from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Vancouver Island Regional Library – Sooke. The books have been selected by organizers Paula Johanson and Bernie Klassen from Transition Sooke. 
First up on Wednesday January 23 is Cherie Dimaline’s novel The Marrow Thieves. This award-winning novel by a Canadian First Nations author is listed as Young Adult reading, but it’s getting praise from both adult and teen readers. This realistic novel is set in a near future much like our world today, with some grim elements. “What do we need from community?” asks the author.
Our second book, on February 27, is Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. This is the memoir of a free black man from New York State who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana. Read the book or watch the Oscar-winning film.
For a lighter book, on March 27, we’ll be looking at Food Rules by bestselling food writer Michael Pollan. Eating doesn’t need to be complicated, and neither does this book. In an age of elaborate diets, Food Rules is an eater’s manual that gets to the point. As Pollan says: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
A limited number of copies of our three titles are available through the Vancouver Island Regional Library + Fans Book Club program. Contact paula.johanson@gmail.com for further details or to reserve a library copy of one or more of these titles.

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