Soaring Through The Pages - North Delta Book Club

This months book is : Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah -------------------

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time - and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

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  • Susan p.

    So sorry, I won't be with you this week. My husband bought theatre tickets without realizing that I was already busy.

    August 20

    • Tammy R.

      Enjoy the theatre and see you in Sept

      August 21

    • A former member
      A former member

      which play did you go see ??

      August 24

  • Lorraine

    Thoroughly enjoyed the meeting it was good to see everyone.
    If we are voting on an alternate night for the book club meeting my vote is any night except Tuesday - have to teach Tuesdays and don't get home until late.

    August 23

    • A former member
      A former member

      It may end up being Tuesday, am sorry to say, as Kym has only Tues and Wed as other options and Tammy and I cant do Wed.......But we are still working that out !! We will keep you posted :)

      August 24

  • Tammy R.

    Another enjoyable evening.....looking forward to see everyone in Sept to celebrate our 2nd anniversary

    1 · August 22

  • Margot

    I really enjoyed our meeting and the discussion on the book. It is always fascinating to hear such a range of responses to what we are reading.

    1 · August 22

  • Michele C.

    Thanks for sharing all your interesting thoughts on the book. I will have to finish it, and see if I like the ending a little better.

    Congratulations , Kim. What an exciting new adventure for you. Best of luck and success!

    1 · August 21

  • Carmen B.

    Hi Girls.. I'm really sorry I couldn't send my thoughts about the book .. I have been really busy visiting family in Mexico.. I hope you have a great talk.. I really enjoy it..! We'll see you next time..!

    2 · August 21

  • Linda McNeilly P.

    Sorry Gang,
    I am unable to attend tonight. I enjoyed the book, but I am going out of town tomorrow and I have too many things that I need to get done first. Enjoy

    August 21

    • Tammy R.

      We will miss you enjoy your trip

      August 21

  • Sharon

    So sorry I wont be able to be there this month . We will be on holidays . And I am thinking I would have had some positive things to say about this book too !! lol Enjoy your evening together ladies and I will see you all in September :)

    August 4

    • Tammy R.

      Carmen enjoy Mexico..... See you in Sep

      August 13

    • Sharon

      Thank you for being so sensitive Jos ;) will miss you all .Have a good night ..so for I am enjoying the book .

      August 14

  • Carmen B.

    Thanks Jocelyne, thanks Tammy, I'm really enjoying the book. I will definitely send you my thoughts about the book.

    August 13

  • Margot

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Karen.

    July 16

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Margot.

      August 6

  • Jo

    Sad I am going to miss the August meeting as going to Ontario. Enjoyed Wnter Garden & was looking forward to others views & a lively discussion. See you in Sept.

    August 3

    • Tammy R.

      Enjoy your visit and send me your review so I can share it at the meeting

      August 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to go to the meetup next month. My mother has just passed away & I don't think I'll be ready for the book club by then.

    July 15

    • Jill F.

      Karen. I lost my mother a year and a half ago. It's such a huge thing. Hugs to you. I hope you have support. Hope that we will see you again soon.

      1 · July 22

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Tammy & Jill. Yes, thanks Jill, I have support.

      July 23

  • Jill F.

    Oh my goodness. I just picked up the book for August. All the reviews say "tearjerker" and compare it to Beaches. Bring out the tissues!

    July 22

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