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Book Club - Chapter One

Chapter One meets at the homes of our members on the second Thursday of each month. The year's books are nominated and selected by the membership each November and December; they are deeply thoughtful, challenging, informative, historic, humorous and absorbing. We have had some truly great reads! The discussion leader manages the meeting, usually starting with a biography of the author and then drawing on the publisher's reader's guides, internet postings or recent newspaper articles as a guide for discussion; but this is a pretty informal group and we all throw in our two-cents worth.

Our meetings start at 1:30 p.m. At about 3:30 we stop for light refreshments and are usually on our way home by 4pm. We take a break over the summer months, July and August, and in December we have a Pot Luck lunch to start our meeting. We have found that the optimum attendance at a meeting is between 7 and 10 which we regularly achieve and thus we consider that Chapter One is fully subscribed. As a result the Probus Club started a second Book Club, Chapter Too. 

Coordinator:  Shelagh Bowden


2016 Book List


Us Conductors

Sean Michaels

Desert Queen

Janet Wallach

Orange Is The New Black

Piper Kerman

All The Light I Cannot See

Piper Kerman

On A Farther Shore: The Life of Rachel Carson

Willian Souder

How It All Began

Penelope Lively

Gods’ Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage

Victoria Sweet

Agent Zigzag

Ben MacIntyre

Orphan Train

Christina Baker Kline

2017 Book List


 The Invention Of Wings


 Sue Monk Kidd

Breakfast at the Exit Café

Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds

Black Berry Sweet Juice 

Lawrence Hill.

Between the World and Me 

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Circling the Sun 

Paula McLain

Road Ends 

Mary Lawson

What the Dog Saw 

Malcolm Gladwell

The Little Paris Bookshop

Nina George

Fifteen Dogs 

Andre Alexis

My Brilliant Friend  

Elena Ferrante