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Markham Reads

Markham Reads 2020

Every year, the city of Markham comes together to read a book as part of the biggest city-wide library program we have! It's a great way to connect as a city and meet new friends.

Markham Reads celebrates one book that we've voted on as a community. This year, the winner is The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. The Glass Hotel is an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events-a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea. Check out a copy of our Reading Guide from Overdrive  and participate in our themed programs.

About author Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel's fifth novel, The Glass Hotel, was recently published in Canada and the US, and is forthcoming in the UK in August. Her previous novels include Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award among other honours, and has been translated into 33 languages.

Emily St. John Mandel website.

How do I participate?


 Borrow and download the eBook or Audiobook from Overdrive 

eMagazines & News

 Borrow and download The Glass Hotel Reading Guide 

Book an Appointment

 Sign up for one of our Markham Reads themed programs 

Virtual Programs

 Tune into our author interview with Emily St. John Mandel

More Summer Reads

The Glass Hotel: Author Recommendations

Emily St. John Mandel recommends the following books. Her newest book, The Glass Hotel, is MPL's Markham Reads 2020 title.

The Glass Hotel ebook

The Glass Hotel is a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise...

The Glass Hotel audiobook

The Glass Hotel is a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise...

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