Summer Meeting

*Seating limit is now full.*

Summer Meeting: August 18, 2016
7:00 PM,  12 Acres Restaurant
Special Guest: Todd Babiak.
*This meeting is reservation only. Please contact the email address bellow or follow this blog to learn more about upcoming meetings and books*

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The Garneau Block
Todd Babiak

From goodreads.com: The Garneau Block follows the knowable citizens of the adored and hated city of Edmonton, capturing what we connect to in local stories and what is universal about modern life. Here, in what can only be described as a storytelling tour-de-force, we meet the warm, endearing, and delightfully flawed residents of a fictional cul-de-sac in the city’s Garneau neighbourhood just after the scandalous death of a neighbour and the sudden news that their land is about to be repossessed by the university.

When mysterious signs begin to appear duct-taped to trees saying only LET’S FIX IT, the block — including a sacked university professor, a once-ambitious, knocked-up haiku expert living in her parents’ basement, an aging actor whose dreams are slipping away, and a quiet but polite stranger — is galvanized to band together in a wild attempt to save their homes. And when regular people put their dreams in motion, anything can happen — namely, political machinations, personal revelations, a public uproar, and unforeseen love.


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