Join the Above + Beyond Cancer Book Club!
We will gather with the mighty fine company of survivors and caregivers to laugh, nibble and converse. Currently, discussions are through Zoom.
Books may be purchased at Beaverdale Books with a 10% discount for all Above And Beyond Cancer Book Club Members.
Reads for 2021:
“The Book of Joy” by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu 2/2 @5:30 pm zoom
“Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell 3/16 @5:30 pm zoom
“Caste: The Origins of our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson 5/23 @4:30 pm zoom or in person
“Between Two Kingdoms A Memoir of a Life Interrupted” by Suleika Jaouad
“Above and Beyond Cancer” by Richard Deming + Survivors
For more information on the club, please email Mary Van Heukelom at email@example.com.
Carve reading time for your soul!
“Book Club has been a wonderful growth experience. It stretches your mind to read books you may not normally choose. I have found a message in every book that I can bring into my every day life that helps me grow, be more accepting of life situations and above all be mindful and appreciative of the here and now. When we meet to discuss the book, it isn’t just about the discussion of the book but a little camaraderie with people with common interests. Mary does a phenomenal job of creating meaningful discussion about the book and investigating different opinions. It is a great experience!” – Vicki Bott
“The Above and Beyond Cancer Book Club has been a vital part of my healing since my husband’s passing two years ago. The books are thoughtfully selected for survivors and caregivers. Group discussions are meaningful with insightful perspectives. Mary is the best leader one could ask for — she provides thought-provoking questions, she listens and allows silence. I feel like everyone has a chance to express themselves (or not if they don’t feel like talking) in an accepting and understanding environment.” – Sally Sonnenburg
“The A+BC Book Club has opened my mind, heart and world to books that, literally, have changed my life in one aspect or another. We read books of how to find and cultivate joy in the midst of any situation by those who have suffered greatly, and learn how to project that joy to others to change the world for the better. Other books challenge me personally and intellectually to consider viewpoints and choices made by the authors or characters that I most likely would not have thought about, which broadens my perspective and gives me a greater compassion for others. As the Book Club members vary in background, life journey, and age, the discussions of the books are just as life-changing because of the perspective that each person thoughtfully and so generously shares with the group. I leave each Book Club meeting feeling inspired, more knowledgeable, and thankful for the members who feed my soul and mind. Together, we will change the world from what we learn and share, all through a love of reading. Amazing!” – Lynn Wingert
Watch and Talk Club
If you like to watch documentaries, ted talks, and other videos, then this group is a good fit for you! A +BC will select mediums for friends to watch, and then we will gather to talk about the themes. Watch and Talk will offer opportunities for growth and connection, with out reading 🙂 Our first selections for 2020 are:
April “Call to Courage” Brene Brown on Netflix Click here to watch Trailer
May “9 Attitudes for Mindfulness” with Jon Kabat- Zinn Click here to watch
May 27th “Fed Up” a documentary Click here to watch
Nov 9th “Social Dilemma” a documentary Click here to watch Trailer