Food For Thought: A Culinary Bookclub

January 12, 2024
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Edmonton Public Library - Stanley A. Milner Library (Downtown)
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton Public Library, AB 5L6
Meet to discuss "Anxious People" by Fredrick Backman, and make shortbread

Indulge in your passion for literature and cuisine at a unique book club where we combine the love of reading with the love of food! Each month, join the Edmonton Public Library and get ready to dive into a new book and eat delicious snacks inspired by its themes. From fiction to non-fiction, our diverse selection of books will spark lively discussions as the group shares its impressions, thoughts, and interpretations. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bond with fellow book-lovers over a shared love of literature and food.

You’ll also be making a shortbread to accompany the discussion of the book. Cost is $5.

This month’s book is “Anxious People” by Fredrick Backman.

An apartment open house becomes a life-or-death situation when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes eight extremely anxious strangers hostage. The captives include a retired couple who hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix up their own marriage, a wealthy banker who has been too busy making money to care about anyone else, a young couple who are about to have their first baby but can’t seem to agree on anything, an eighty-year old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered, but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom. As the authorities and media surround the premises, these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so surprising that even they can’t explain what happens next.

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