Bento Box Book Club

Adult books used for Bento Box Book club. We'll be posting discussion questions for the adult book in each month's Bento Box. Watch our Facebook and website for when you can sign up for the next 3 months of Bento Boxes.

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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Honeyman, Gail, author
2017

Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond save Sammy, an elderly man who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond's big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repairing her own profoundly damaged one.

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Five little Indians

Five little Indians

Good, Michelle, author
2020

Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn't want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission. With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.

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Flowers of darkness

Flowers of darkness

Rosnay, Tatiana de, 1961-, author
2021

CASA is a brand new artist residency in an ultra-modern apartment, with a view of all of Paris. A dream for any novelist in search of tranquility. Since moving in, Clarissa Katsef has had ominous discomfort, the feeling of being watched. Meanwhile, Clarissa is still haunted by the betrayal that led her to divorce.

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Forgiveness : a gift from my grandparents

Forgiveness : a gift from my grandparents

Sakamoto, Mark, 1977- author
2015


The kite runner

The kite runner

Hosseini, Khaled, author
2003



Please look after mom : a novel

Please look after mom : a novel

Sin, Kyŏng-suk, author
2011