Fred Cotton Book Club

For those bibliophiles who wish to share their interest in books with other members of Probus, the Book Club meets once a month except July and August, to discuss a book chosen by you or another member. The only criteria necessary for membership is that you are able to read and talk.

The Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am in the Amenity Room at Elm Park Place, 5700 Larch Street (at 41st Avenue). If you are interested, you are welcome to attend any of our meetings. Books chosen are eclectic and members can choose any subject which interests them.

For further information contact Ken Yule.

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One Man in his TimeMichael Audain
Dead in the WaterMatthew Campbell & Kit Chellel
We Are BellingcatElliot Higgins
The Strange Death of EuropeDouglas Murray
Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of RevolutionMike Duncan
1984George Orwell
At The Edge Of TimeDan Hooper
The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay EmpireStephen Brown
Principles for Dealing with the Changing World OrderRay Dalio
Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelists Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a NationKobes DuMez
The High RoadTerry Fallis
Freezing OrderBill Browder
The Gates of Europe: A History of UkraineSerhii Plokhy
Value(s): Building a Better World for AllMark Carney
The Mountbattens: Their Lives and LovesAndrew Lownie
Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile ArticJames Raffan
The Hidden Life of TreesPeter Wohlleben
Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any AgeSanjay Gusta
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich
and the Fall of Everybody Else
Chrystia Freeland
Agent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Warmtime SpyBen Macintyre
The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir PutinMasha Gessen
The Splendid and the VileErik Larson
Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and PestilenceJonathan Manthorpe
The New Silk RoadsPeter Frankopan
Godforsaken Sea by DerekDerek Lundy
Magdalena: River of DreamsWade Davis
Beneath a Scarlet SkyMark Sullivan
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory
in Northern Ireland
Patrick Redden Keefe
War: How Conflict Shapes UsMargaret MacMillan
Why We SleepMatthew Walker
The Last HighDaniel Kella
The Code BreakerWalter Isaacson
Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?Graham Allison
A Better ManLouise Penny
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the MoonCharles Fishman
Prague SpringSimon Mawer
MunichRobert Harris
EducatedTara Westover
The PlagueAlbert Camus
The Invention of NatureAndrea Wulf
Neither Here Nor ThereBill Bryson
TrumpocalypseDavid Frum
The WakeLinden MacIntyre
Leonardo da VinciWalter Isaacson
OriginDan Brown
Rules of CivilityAmor Towles
Hero of the EmpireCandice Millard
SapiensYuval Noah Harari
Washington BlackEsi Edugyan
Claws of the PandaJonathan Manthorpe
Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma BuiltDuncan Clark
Twelve Rules of LifeJordan Peterson
A Man Called OveFredrik Backman
 Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad
Lost City of the Monkey GodDouglas Preston
The Only CafeLinden MacIntyre
Double CrossBen Macintyre
A World in DisarrayRichard Haass
The Circumstantial EnemyJohn Bell
A Gentleman in MoscowAmor Towles
Into the SilenceWade Davis
A Power SeethingJulian Bell
The TrialFranz Kafka
Fantasyland: How America Went HaywireKurt Andersen
To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
The FixJonathan Tepperman
Old FilthJane Gardam
Flash PointGeorge Friedman
Do Not Say We Have NothingMadeleine Thien
The Art of the DealDonald Trump & Tony Schwartz
The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen
The Promise of CanadaCharlotte Gray
Shanghai GrandTaras Grescoe
Phishing for PhoolsGeorge Akerlof & Robert Shiller
The Wright BrothersDavid McCullough
Lawrence in ArabiaScott Anderson
Paris 1919Margaret MacMillan
All the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr
The Girl on the TrainPaula Hawkins
Red NoticeBill Browder
Fighters in the ShadowsRobert Gildea
The Boys in the BoatDaniel J. Brown
For Whom the Bell TollsErnest Hemingway
The Road to Little DribblingBill Bryson
The Book ThiefMarcus Zusak
I Am MalalaMalala Yousafzai
Guns, Germs and SteelJared Diamond
UnbrokenLaura Hillenbrand
King LearWilliam Shakespeare
The Best Laid PlansTerry Fallis
Life after LifeKate Atkinson
EmmaJane Austen
In the Garden of BeastsErik Larson
The Fall of the OttomansEugene Rogan
The Great ReflationAnthony Boekch
The LacunaBarbara Kingsolver
The Hundred Year Old Man…Jonas Jonesson
Alice Munro’s Best Short StoriesAlice Munro
The Ash GardenDennis Bock
The Lemon TreeSandy Nolan
The Second World WarAnthony Beavor
And the Mountains EchoedKhalid Hossieni
The Diamond QueenAndrew Marr
The Rational OptimistMatt Ridley
The End of GrowthJeff Rubin
The Fortune of WarPatrick O’Brian
Elizabeth’s SpymasterRobert Hutchison
Major Pettigrew’s Last StandHelen Simonson
War on our DoorstepBrendan Coyle
The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRoberta Skloot
Social Conquest of the EarthEdward P. Wilson
Those Angry DaysLynne Olsen
419Will Ferguson
Steve JobsWalter Isaacson
A Good ManGuy Vanderhaeghe
Cutting for StoneAbraham Verghese
God’s TerroristsCharles Allen
The Greatest Show on EarthRichard Dawkins
Stanley ParkTimothy Taylor
The Path Between the SeasDavid McCullough
The Reluctant GeniusCharlotte Gray
Civilization the Rest and the WestNiall Ferguson
The Cat’s TableMichael Ondaatje
Citizens of LondonLynne Olsen
The Bishop’s ManLinden Mcintyre
Catcher in the RyeJ. D. Salinger
A Moment of WarLaurie Lee
The Book of NegroesLawrence Hill
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s NestStieg Larsson
The Merchant of VeniceWilliam Shakespeare
With Wings Like EaglesMichael Korda
The Big ShortMichael Lewis
The Man who Loved ChinaSimon Winchester
The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis DrakeSamuel Bawlf
LongitudeDavid Sobell
White TigerAravind Adiga
The Girl Who Played With FireStieg Larsson
Fifth BusinessRobertson Davies
I ClaudiusRobert Graves
What NextChris Patten
Troublesome Young MenLynne Olsen
No Great MischiefAlistair Macleod
What the Dog SawMalcolm Gladwell
Team of RivalsDoris Goodwin
Hot, Flat and CrowdedThomas Friedman
Post American WorldFareed Zakaria
The Black SwanNassimTaleb
The EightKatherine Herde
Through Black SpruceJoseph Boyden
Three Cups of TeaGreg Mortenson
The OutliersMalcolm Gladwell
Dreams From My FatherBarack Obama
Mc MafiaMisha Glenny
Hell or High WaterJoseph Rom
Snow Falling on CedarsDavid Gutterson