With Wayfarers Book Club. Right here.
I’m getting ready for a week at the cottage in early July and stacking the books for it already. Feet dangling off the end of the dock in fresh water may be one of my favorite reading spots.
That or in a Muskoka chair in the shade.
(This is not my partner’s family cottage, but it could be! The photo is from just a few miles away. Oh am I ever looking forward to being back there!)
There’s something special about summer reading. It feels more carefree. Enjoyable. Indulgent. Relaxing.
I’ve long wanted to offer a reading retreat. A place where we can scatter around a lovely piece of property to read quietly on our own during the day, eat delicious fresh meals prepared by loving hands, gather by a bonfire in the evening to share our thoughts and experiences, and tell our own stories too.
Hmm, one can dream…
In the meantime, why don’t we take this summer to have a together-while-apart reading retreat, right here?
Wayfarers Book Club is just too good not to share, so I’m going to deliver it directly to your inbox this July and August. You’ll get:
Our reading list (below!)
A guide to each title (early in the month)
A discussion thread to share your experience of the book (at the end of the month)
If you already subscribe to Wayfarers, we’ll still meet for a live café chat on the last Sunday at 3 pm ET.
Wayfarers Book Club: Summer 2022 Reads
Peach Blossom Spring: A Novel, by Melissa Fu
A tender work of historical fiction spanning three countries, three generations and three wars, offering insight into aspects of Chinese culture, history and heritage, as well as emotions and experiences that are entirely universal.
Moccasin Square Gardens, by Richard Van Camp
A fabulously unique collection of short stories by a writer from the Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ) Dene Nation in Canada’s Northwest Territories that had me howl with laughter, feel into the mystery, and often left me haunted.
I’ll bring the diverse reads, an opportunity to contemplate and connect. You bring your curiosity. What do you say?
Lisa Carter is Founder and Creative Director of Intralingo, helping authors and translators write and readers explore stories. Lisa brings two decades of professional literary experience, including nine books and multiple other pieces published in translation, and nearly as many years of contemplative and compassion practices to her work. Her inclusive, engaged, caring presence inspires people to share their stories, create new ones and feel truly heard.
My thanks to Little, Brown and company for the ARC of Peach Blossom Spring!
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