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SFU Reads is a virtual book club created to connect SFU alumni with a reading community that fosters lifelong learning as we read and discuss a wide range of books, with a focus on personal and professional development, SFU authors, non-fiction and more. Check out our current book below!
About the book club:
There is no cost to join. Just pick up the book at your local library, download a digital copy or purchase a print version. All you need is the book and some reading time to join. The discussions in our online forum are available 24/7 – regardless of where you currently reside.
THE PARIS APARTMENT BY KELLY BOWEN
READING PERIOD: October 13 - December 1
About the book: From the award-winning Canadian author, Kelly Bowen, The Paris Apartment is a heart-wrenching novel about family and war unearths generations of secrets and sacrifices.
2017, London: When Aurelia Leclaire inherits an opulent Paris apartment, she is shocked to discover her grandmother’s hidden secrets—including a treasure trove of famous art and couture gowns.
Paris, 1942: The Germans may occupy the City of Lights, but glamorous Estelle Allard flourishes in a world separate from the hardships of war. Yet when the Nazis come for her friends, Estelle doesn’t hesitate to help those she holds dear, no matter the cost.
Set seventy-five years apart, against a perilous and a prosperous Paris, both Estelle and Lia must summon hidden courage as they navigate the dangers of a changing world, altering history—and their family’s futures—forever.
Suggested reading schedule
- On October 13th, visit Before the Book in our forum and begin reading The Paris Apartment
- By October 27th, finish reading through Chapter 5
- By November 3rd, finish reading through Chapter 9
- By November 9th, finish reading through Chapter 14
- By November 24th, finish reading through Chapter 18
- By December 1st, finish reading the book and visit After the Book in our forum
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SFU book club bursary
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