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Lakeshore Café, 5003 Lakeshore Drive #130, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1R3

Sylvan Lake Reads

Nov 9, 2022  |  Second Wednesday of the Month | 6:30-8:00 pm | All Ages


Read the book of the month, then join us at Lakeshore Café for a discussion.

Looking for a good book to read and discuss? Want to meet other readers who share your love of reading? This is the club for you!

Pick up a copy of this month's book at the library, then meet us at Lakeshore Café for a lively discussion!

For November's meeting, we will be discussion North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both by Cea Sunrise Person. Place a request, or pick up an extra copy from the library.

North of Normal Book Cover

"In the late 1960’s, Cea’s charismatic grandfather, Papa Dick, determined to abandon civilization, uproots his family from suburban California and moves them to the Canadian wilderness. Along with her teenage mother, Michelle, Cea spends the first decade of her life in and out of canvas tipis with neither electricity nor running water, at the mercy of fierce storms, food shortages and adults more interested in their own desires than parenting a child.

Knowing no other world, Cea is happy enough running nude in the meadows and snowshoeing behind the grandfather she idolizes. But for Michelle, one crucial element is missing: a man. When she strikes out looking for love, spinning from one boyfriend to the next, Cea is for along for the ride–and into a harsh awakening. Finally, in her early teens, Cea realizes she will have to make a choice as drastic as the one her grandparents made to get the kind of life she craves. Cea’s journey of self-discovery and acceptance, which comes full circle when she has children of her own, is profoundly moving, celebrating the strength we all carry within us to shape our own destiny." -