Book Clubs

Choose a book.

Check out the information and discussion questions available for The Three Sisters Bar and HotelThree Views of Crystal WaterAngel WalkThe Truth Teller, and Creation.

Click on the links below for more information about each book.

Katherine Govier’s novels are perfect for reading group discussion—full of strong women, great locales, and big questions to ponder.

Pick your book club’s next selection by browsing through the questions below and clicking the links to find out more.


Katherine started The Shoe Project in Toronto in 2011. She knew newcomer women had much to give to Canada but were often sidelined by lack of writing and speaking skills in English. Knowing that women especially- journalists, teachers, psychologists, nannies or homemakers-  were eager to join the  Canadian conversation, she created a writing workshop for them. When Elizabeth Semmelhack, now Creative Director of The Bata Shoe Museum, offered the use of the museum’s lunchroom as a meeting place, it became obvious that the topic would be shoes. So it began, with twelve women from five continents sitting around a table, drinking tea. In wide-ranging and often emotional conversations, they explored “the shoes I left behind,” “the shoes I wore to cross the border,” and “the shoes I dreamed I would wear in my new life.”

THE SHOE PROJECT was active across Canada for twelve years. It held workshops and performances in cities from the east coast to the west, including Halifax, Antigonish, Kingston, Toronto, Brampton, Windsor, Winnipeg, Calgary, Canmore, Edmonton and Vancouver. In 2023 The Shoe Project ceased operating as a charitable organization, and became a program of the YWCA Canada. This is a brilliant step-up and begins the next chapter of The Shoe Project. Learn more about the YWCA’s activities here:

And, bonus! The 350 ‘shoe stories’ our participants have written and performed, celebrating their arrival in Canada, remain online and can be freely accessed. Find them here:

Alexis Hurley

InkWell Management
521 5th Avenue, Suite 2600, 
New York, New York 10175

tel: 212.922.3500 x2806
fax: 212.922.0535
[email protected]