parkdale united church

429 Parkdale Avenue, OTTAWA, Ontario K1Y 1H3

Book Club

Everyone welcome—come join us after church as we discuss the book that has been chosen for that month. We meet after the church service (bring a lunch) for approximately 1 ½ hours.


Meetings are planned for the following dates in 2017:  

Jan. 22 - The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor, by Sally Armstrong

The novel is based on handed-down pieces of family folklore and government documents. Using a blend of fact and fiction, Charlotte Taylor’s great-great-great-granddaughter, Sally Armstrong, reclaims the life of a dauntless and unusual woman.


Feb. 19 The Children Act, by Ian McEwan.

The story involves a British High Family Court judge, known for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. For religious reasons, a 17-year-old boy refuses life-saving medical treatment and his devout parents agree. When a judge visits him in the hospital, the encounter stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful emotions in the boy. Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both.


March 19 - The Givenness of things, by Marilynne Robinson

A sense of wonder pervades these powerful essays by the author of such beloved novels as Gilead and Lila. 


April. 23 The Heroes Walk, by Anita Rau Badame

Came second on Canada Reads this year. 12 copies in the library, published in 2001.


May 28 -  My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout

Pulitzer prize-winning author shows how a simple hospital visit triggers the powerful story of Lucy and her mother.



If you have any questions please email either Marlene MacLean or Heather Brophy