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Beer & Books

We're seving up good books and great discussions. Find out what's on tap for good book buzz this fall! Beer & Books meets at The Old Winery Restaurant, 2228 Niagara Stone Road at 7:00pm. Please call the library for more information. Copies of the books are available for check out.

Upcoming Books

September 26: The Japanese Lover

by Isabel Allende

At its core , this is a love story that spans decades, but it is about so much more . It's about surviving, about aging, about forbidden love , about the depth of caring and friendship that allows loved ones to seek their own happiness without reproach.

October 24: The Damned

by Andrew Pyper

October 24: The Damned

by Andrew Pyper

Danny Orchard’s deceased twin sister has haunted him for twenty years and now, just when he’s met the love of his life and has a chance at real happiness, she wants more than ever to punish him for being alive—so she sets her sights on Danny’s new wife and stepson. To save them from her wrath, he’ll have to meet his sister where she now resides—and hope that this time he can keep her there forever. – Simon and Schuster Canada

November 28: Trying to Float

by Nicolaia Rips

“Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise—a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents” (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author), Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old’s darkly funny, big-hearted memoir about growing up in New York City’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. – Simon and Schuster Canada

January 23: A Little Life

by Hanya Yanagihara

January 23: A Little Life

by Hanya Yanagihara

The novel takes us on a 700-page tour of the life of an emotionally and physically damaged man, Jude St Francis, and the friends who try to stand between him and the demons (or “hyenas”, as he sees them) that torment him. It is a book about the limits of friendship, about the depths of pain and shame that a human can endure, and about the unending legacy of abuse. – Alex Preston, The Guardian

February 20: Fifteen Dogs

by Andre Alexis

If animals were granted human intelligence, would they die happier or unhappier? That’s the intriguing question at the heart of André Alexis’ imaginative novel, the most recent winner of Canada’s prestigious Giller Prize.

March 20: All Our Wrong Todays

by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays follows a man from a Utopian alternate universe who, through a time travel malfunction, winds up marooned in the real 2015. Now he must decide if he wants to establish a life in this new world, or head back to the Utopian one he came from.

April 24: Swimming Lessons

by Claire Fuller

In this spine-tingling tale Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but she never sends them. Instead she hides them within the thousands of books her husband has collected. After she writes her final letter, Ingrid disappears.