2016 - 2017 – our 21st year
30 Mar: In the Arms of Angels – Janet Lewis Anderson.
In the book, In the Arms of the Angels, Janet Lewis Anderson journals as her mother becomes progressively more debilitated by Alzheimer’s disease. In this very personal account, Janet communicates her feelings of love and gratitude as she becomes totally immersed in caring for her mother. The chronicle is interspersed with poignant moments from the author’s happy childhood. The feelings of thankfulness and tenderness for her mother overpower the setbacks and exhaustion she experiences as her mother declines. This book about kindness and love will help others deal with the sadness of losing a loved one to dementia.
20 Apr: Cave of Journeys – Penny Ross.
Cave of Journeys is a children’s book by the Gimli author Penny Ross. It is a fantasy and adventure book about two children living in Iceland in 2011 who are transported in time back to New Iceland in the year 1911. There they encounter a Cree boy. The three undergo a whirlwind adventure. A flying canoe takes them to four locations where they learn about the culture and traditions of Cree and Icelandic people . Please join us in the Icelandic reading room for a fascinating discussion of this intriguing story.
25 May: The Riverton Rifle – Reggie Leach. 6:30 p.m.