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Book Interrupted is a book club for busy people to connect and one that celebrates life’s interruptions.

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Lia

Lia's book pick is What Happened to You? By Bruce D. Perry MD., Ph.D and Oprah Winfrey.   

Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioural patterns so many of us struggle to understand. This book is going to change the way you see your life.

 

January 3rd - Feburary 13th 2022

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Sarah

Sarah's book pick is Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. 

Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

 

Feburary 14th - April 3rd 2022

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Meredith

Meredith’s book pick is What the Robin Knows by Jon Young.

This elegant book unites the indigenous knowledge, the latest research, and the author's own experience of four decades in the field to lead us toward a deeper connection to the animals and, in the end, a deeper connection to ourselves.

April 11th - May 22nd 2022

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Lindsay

Lindsay's book pick is Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.

Alison Bechdel's bestselling graphic memoir charts her fraught relationship with her late father.  Distant and exacting, he was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home."

 

July 18th - August 28th 2022

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Kara

Kara's book pick is Burnout by Emily Nagoski, PhD. And Amelia Nagoski, DMA.

This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men--and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.

September 5th - October 16th 2022

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Kim

Kim’s book pick is They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars.

In this frank and poignant memoir of her years at St. Joseph''s Mission, Sellars breaks her silence about the residential school''s lasting effects on her and her family—from substance abuse to suicide attempts—and eloquently articulates her own path to healing.

October 24th - December 4th 2022