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Calling all book worms for a Canada-wide, bilingual digital book club!

As of next week, on April 1, hundreds of participating Canadian public libraries will offer free, unlimited access to The Break by Katherena Vermette in eBook and eAudiobook. The Break will be available in English and French without holds or waitlists for all cardholders of participating libraries throughout April 2022.

Through the perspectives of various characters, a larger comprehensive story about the lives of people living in Winnipeg’s North End is shared. The Break has the potential to help you grow your understanding and appreciation of the unique aspects of the country and the lives of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Don’t miss out this free opportunity to read Canadian literature focused on Indigenous voices, while simultaneously being able to connect and discuss with people across the country about the same book.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to join the discussions happening in the One eRead Canada Book Club Facebook group as well as on Twitter (@1eRead_unLivrel) – don’t be shy! To make the digital book club experience even better, you’ll get the chance to attend live virtual conversations. On April 20, author of The Break Katherena Vermette and CBC host Shelagh Rogers will have a chat; and on April 21, Mélissa Verreault, the French translator of The Break, and Radio-Canada host Marie-Louise Arsenault will be in discussion about the book. We hope to see you there!

Les petites presses canadiennes fournissent du contenu électronique aux bibliothèques à une fraction du coût des grandes maisons d'édition. Consultez leurs catalogues de titres, vous vous verrez, vous, vos voisins et les personnes que vous devez rencontrer dans leurs histoires.

Small Canadian Presses provide eContent to libraries at a fraction of the cost of larger publishing houses. Check out their titles, you will see yourself, your neighbours and the people you need to meet in their stories.

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