What's Next on Book Buzz?
Join Toronto Public Library's virtual book club Book Buzz! It's perfect for those busy summer months. Participate when it's convenient for you from the comfort of your own home, or cottage, or local coffee shop. All you need is an internet connection and a love of books.
Each month a single book is featured for discussion but we also have an open discussion for anything book related. Share reviews, get suggestions and meet other readers.
These are our featured books for the next several months:
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
When a reclusive author hires biographer Margaret Lea to write her life story, both women must confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets.
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis
Although speech writer Daniel Addison wants to escape Canadian politics, he finds himself responsible for finding a Liberal candidate and running his campaign in a traditionally Conservative riding. This novel was named the "most essential Canadian novel of the past decade" in this year's Canada Reads competition. Winner of the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.
Benevolence by Cynthia Holz
Ben Wasserman, an organ transplant psychiatrist and Renata Moon, a psychologist find that their marriage is crumbling from a lack of time, effort and an inability to communicate effectively.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
In 1951, Henrietta Lacks was an African-American mother with cervical cancer. Without her knowledge or consent, tissue was removed and used to create the first "immortal" cell line. Skloot describes the profound impact of her life, death and immortal cells.