Hope you had a good time reading the last book of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I’m really excited about the next book club selection. It’s a first novel for a female writer from British Columbia. Here’s the info:
Everything Was Good-bye centers around Meena, a young Indo Canadian woman growing up in the lower mainland of British Columbia and traces her life as she struggles to assert her independence in a Punjabi community. Raised by her tradition bound widowed mother, Meena knows the freedoms of her Canadian peers can never be hers, but unlike her sisters, she is reluctant to submit to a life that is defined by a suitable marriage. Though a narrative moving between race and culture, it is ultimately a story of love, loss and self acceptance amidst shifting cultural ideals.
I met Basran recently at my local Chapters book store and she was just lovely. I don’t know much more about the book than the summary provided on her website, but I can’t wait to dive in. Considering we live in a cultural mosaic and so many of us have to navigate dual cultures, it seems a fitting choice. I also love that it’s a Canadian novel. Happy Reading!
End date: May 24th