Seniors Book Club | June Selection

Taken by the Muse
by Anne Wheeler

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This Library-led book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 2 PM at the Downtown Library.

Book Club Kit copies are available for participants. Visit the Adult Information Desk (2nd floor, Downtown Library) to get your book.

Please register to discuss Taken by the Muse, a humorous and revelatory memoir by legendary Canadian filmmaker, Anne Wheeler.

Anne Wheeler’s creative non-fiction stories tell of her serendipitous journey in the seventies, when she broke with tradition and found her own way to becoming a filmmaker and raconteur.

Join this celebrated screenwriter and director as she travels south of Mombasa after calling off her wedding; attempts to gain acceptance in a male-dominated film collective; travels to India to visit friends who are devoted to a radical Master, and ultimately discovers her sense of purpose and passion close to home, sharing stories that would otherwise be lost about ordinary people living extraordinary lives.

FURTHER READING

Author Biography 

Author Website

INTERVIEW: Taken with Anne Wheeler | The Tyee

INTERVIEW: Muse you can use: Filmmaker Anne Wheeler dips into a past that helped guide her future | Vancouver Sun

INTERVIEW: Canadian director Anne Wheeler traces her path in new memoir | Edmonton Journal

REVIEW | Quill & Quire

REVIEW | Alberta Views

WATCH & LISTEN

INTERVIEW: Anne Wheeler at STARFest 2021 | St. Albert Public Library

INTERVIEW: Episode 163: Anne Wheeler | YVR Screen Scene Podcast

INTERVIEW: Making Movie History: Anne Wheeler | National Film Board of Canada

Seniors Book Club | May Selection

The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig

Print | eBook

The Seniors Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM at the Downtown Library.

Book Club Kit copies are available for participants. Visit the Adult Information Desk (2nd floor, Downtown Library) to get your book.

Please register here to discuss Matt Haig’s enchanting, fantastical new novel, The Midnight Library.

When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger.

FURTHER READING

INTERVIEW: The Accidental Mental Health Guru | Cambridge Independent

REVIEW: In ‘The Midnight Library,’ Books Offer Transport to Different Lives | The New York Times

REVIEW: It’s Not Quite Dark Enough In ‘The Midnight Library’ | NPR

REVIEW | She’s So Full of Lit

WATCH & LISTEN

INTERVIEW: Matt Haig on living with depression, social media addiction and changing the nervous planet | Channel 4 News

INTERVIEW: Episode 971: Matt Haig Returns With The Midnight Library | Author Stories Podcast

INTERVIEW: Matt Haig: 5 books which changed my life | Book Week Scotland