Calgary’s December 2021 Girly Book Club
The Eden, 1219 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S9, Canada
White Elephant Book Gift Exchange! Wrap a new or gently used book that you would like to pass on to someone else for Christmas! If you are not familiar with White Elephant I will explain that night, participation is completely voluntary. Please no previous GBC titles 🙂 White Elephant Book Gift Exchange! Wrap a new or gently used book that you would like to pass on to someone else for Christmas! If you are not familiar with White Elephant I will explain that night, participation is completely voluntary. Please no previous GBC titles 🙂
NOTE: Calgary is participating in the vaccine passport program so please be sure to have that (QR code version), as well as a valid ID.
We can’t believe we’re wrapping up the year, but alas, here we are! To celebrate, we’re doing something different this month: GBC Founder, Erin Woodward, is pleased to bring you her favorite novel of the year for December’s official title: Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano.
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them is a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured vet returning from Afghanistan, a septuagenarian business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. And then, tragically, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a piece of him has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery–one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do find yourself? How do you discover your purpose? What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?
We look forward to meeting you this month and celebrating the holidays together over our shared love of books!
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