Join the rest of Canada for a digital book club this month!

Don’t miss this shared reading experience! More than 1000 public libraries across Canada are participating in this year’s national bilingual eBook club. Some of you may be aware that as of April 1, and for the entire month, you can download the eBook of The Break by Katherena Vermette for free from your local library website – no waitlist and no limit to how many people can borrow at the same time!   

The Break has won awards and great reviews since it was published in 2016, and it’s a story no one should miss out on reading for the drama, the characters, the intrigue and the chance to discover other lives, other places, other people, as only reading great fiction can do the novel has been called a powerful intergenerational family saga… and a window on to the lives of people in Winnipeg’s North End. Readers have been moved by the engrossing, tender and realistic story beautifully told through the perspectives of unforgettable characters.  

This is a rare opportunity to read a recent and popular Canadian eBook simultaneously with thousands of others across Canada. Books are an important means of connecting and understanding the world around us and the importance of being able access to digital content has never been so evident as it has been during the pandemic.

Treat yourself to a national shared reading experience! Through One eRead Canada, libraries from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and Labrador to the Yukon are facilitating bringing people together to read or listen to a single title, at the same time to engage with each other over their thoughts and feelings about the book and how it impacted them.

Mark your calendars to tune in to two live interactive conversations on Facebook and Twitter with the author Katherena Vermette speaking to CBC`s Shelagh Rogers, host of  The Next Chapter, opens a new window on April 20, from 7 to 8 pm, in English; and with the translator Mélissa Verreault speaking with Radio-Canada`s Marie-Louise Arsenault, host of  Plus on est de fous, plus on lit! on April 21, from 7 to 8 pm, in French. We invite you to download The Break and engage with others reading the book online through One eRead’s Twitter as well as on Facebook:

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