Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

Book Club

Mar 28, 2018  |  Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 PM


A terrific way to expand reading horizons and meet people in the community. New members are welcome!

The Book Group is a terrific way to expand reading horizons and meet new people in the community. Titles include both fiction and non-fiction and are chosen by the group. Meetings are informal and all members are invited to share their reading insights.

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. No charge. New readers are always welcome! Members must supply their own copies of books to be read (library staff are happy to help you place a hold on a copy to borrow).

Make a title suggestion for the Book Group or get more information
Do you have a terrific book to suggest for the Book Group reading list? Please email the title, and why you are suggesting it; be sure to type "Book Group Title" in the subject line. Title suggestions will be considered by the group.

Image result for where does it hurt david perrin March 28, 2018 selection is "Where does it hurt?" by David Perrin.

Dr. Dave Perrin has been through the proverbial mill in his first two years as a country veterinarian, but his trials are only just beginning. This third volume of stories takes him to the dark side and back out into the light.

He and his dairymen clients are fighting a deadly bacterium that is killing cows. The crisis is keeping the doctor awake as he mulls over the diagnostic dilemma. Daily, he is faced with new challenges. He performs a difficult, almost fatal, orthopedic surgery on a Border collie that has been hit by a car. He treats a cow with hardware but can't offer any help to the wife and children of the cow's abusive owner.

In the midst of the chaos, however, humour comes in the form of the eccentric characters and situations the good doctor continues to encounter. One of his farm clients persuades him to perform artificial insemination on his turkeys. Dr. Dave's faithful dog, Lug, runs afoul of the next-door neighbour, and Doris sends her boss to the local House of Beauty for a trim and inevitable ribbing from the gay proprietors.

Where Does It Hurt? finds the country vet searching for answers about love and loss. His life takes a surprising turn when he makes the decision to confront his demons. (Dr. Dave Perrin)