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The Call of the Rift: Crest Book Club Guide

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Are you part of a book club or are you looking to start one? The Call of the Rift: Crest by Jae Waller makes a great book club pick! Kateiko is back in the third installment of the alternative high historical fantasy Call of the Rift series. Before Flight, in another world beyond the veil, Kateiko must leave her family to salvage a life she once desperately wanted, or stay with them and build a new life with those she swore to protect. Book Club Questions In the early chapters, Kateiko feels “spiritually defective” for not having attuned yet. How does her sense...

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Deceptions Book Club Guide

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Are you part of a book club or are you looking to start one? Deceptions by Anna Porter makes a great book club pick! Anna Porter’s feisty art fraud heroine Helena Marsh returns in Deceptions, chasing down a long-lost Artemisia painting while staying one step ahead of the eastern European mobsters and art thieves who covet it and will do anything — even kill — to make it theirs. Book Club Questions Deceptions and its heroine delve into the murky world of art fraud and theft. A famous stolen painting is often in the headlines but stories of the business of fake...

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A Good War Book Club Guide

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Are you part of a book club or are you looking to start one? A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency by Seth Klein makes a great book club pick! A Good War explores whether we can successfully align our politics with climate science, and the conditions under which it may be possible to act boldly. Canada’s WWII experience, Klein contends, provides a reminder that we have mobilized in common cause and retooled our economy in a few short years. Book Club Questions The International Panel on Climate Change says that we have less than a dozen years to control unstoppable...

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The Willow Wren Book Club Guide

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Are you part of a book club or are you looking to start one? The Willow Wren by Philipp Schott makes a great book club pick! The Willow Wren is based on the true story of a neurodivergent boy growing up in Nazi Germany, surviving bombing, the Hitler Youth, and Russian occupation before escaping to the west. Book Club Questions   Although never spelled out explicitly, it becomes clear that Ludwig is on the autism spectrum. How does this hurt him, or help him, or both? Is Ludwig the willow wren? If so, what positive and negative aspects of his personality does...

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Why Birds Sing Book Club Guide

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Are you part of a book club or are you looking to start one? Why Birds Sing by Nina Berkhout makes a great book club pick! Why Birds Sing is a charming, deeply felt novel about a disgraced opera singer, her brother-in-law with cancer, a temperamental parrot named Tulip, and a competitive whistling group called the Warblers. Ultimately, it is about human connection and finding music between the notes. Book Club Questions   Academic Temple Grandin says animals make us more human. What does Tulip bring out in Dawn? In Tariq? Which Warbler has the greatest impact on Dawn? What do they...

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