April 1 –April 30, 2024



The One eRead/Un Livrel Canada is a digital, bilingual, cross-Canada book club  connecting readers to one another and to their libraries.

2023’s One eRead Canada initiative was Tatouine by Jean-Christophe Réhel, translated by Katherine Hastings and Peter McCambridge from the original French, Ce qu’on respire sur Tatouine.

Join Our Events with the Author and Translators!

We held two events celebrating this year’s book.

On April 19th, there was a wonderful discussion with the English translators, Katherine Hastings and Peter McCambridge, who were interviewed by Shelagh Rogers.  Go to our Events page to view the recording. This event was held in English.

On April 25th, the author, Jean-Christophe Réhel was interviewed by Émilie Perreault.  This event was in French. More information is available here.

About the Book

To whet your appetite, here’s a review of Tatouine:

“Réhel gives the reader a front-row seat to a baroque and often hilarious interiority – one that highlights the complexity and tragedy of the human condition, while playfully revealing the capacity of the human mind for turning the struggles of existence, large and small, into a source of amusement. […] In addition to the often-dark humour, Réhel has a poet’s eye for rhythm, repetition, and stark imagery that thankfully isn’t lost in the exceptional translation by Katherine Hastings and Peter McCambridge.”

Tatouine Book Cover in iPad

For more information about the book and author, please check out the Discussion Guide that was collaborated on by library staff across the country.

Getting the Books

Please check your local Public Library for available copies of the book in print or digital format.

The French Audiobook is available from a special production of Radio-Canada’s OHdio, available now.

Accessible versions Tatouine are available in both French and English for people with print disabilities through the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). Service québécois du livre (SQLA) also makes copies available for their subscribers.


French: https://celalibrary.ca/node/20674666

English: https://celalibrary.ca/node/24360036


French: https://nnels.ca/fr/items/ce-quon-respire-sur-tatouine

English: https://nnels.ca/items/tatouine

The Initiative

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) has created an opportunity for all public libraries to participate in a Canada-wide digital reading program. The initiative is similar to a “one book, one city” initiative, but on a national scale and in digital format.

Shelagh Rogers parlera aux traducteurs de Tatouine le 6 mai dans l'émission The Next Chapter de CBC, mettant en avant Un livrel Canada 2023.
Regardez l'interview ici!

Shelagh Rogers talks to the translators of Tatouine May 6 on CBC’s The Next Chapter, highlighting One eRead Canada 2023. She found Tatouine : “A joy to read!  One eRead shines lights on wonderful things!”
See the full interview here.


Alors que le mois d'avril, Un livrel et le mois de la poésie se terminent, voici notre dernière question de discussion. Nous aimerions connaître votre avis. 📖🖋️📜As April, One eRead and Poetry Month come to a close - here's our last discussion Q. We want to hear your thoughts.

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