All are welcome at Nelson Library book club


Submitted by: 

Anne DeGrace


The Nelson Public Library’s next Amnesty International book club title has been announced and all are invited to participate in this free, drop-in book club.

Anyone interested discussing books over tea and cookies with other friendly book enthusiasts should pick up a copy of ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ by Nalo Hopkinson in advance of the next AI book club meeting on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 pm.

A Canada Reads book in 2008 and the basis for an upcoming film, ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ is a dystopian novel set in Toronto after an economic collapse, when those left after the rich and privileged flee the crumbling city return to old ways: farming, barter and herb lore. Against this backdrop, heroine and struggling single mother T-Jeanne must discover a new road forward.

Popular Canadian novels form the basis for the Amnesty International (AI) Book Club and the Library has teamed up with the local Amnesty group to host bimonthly meetings for great conversations about each book. “The club has led to some fascinating discussion so far,” says April book club host and library staffer Heather Goldik. “The AI members who lead the sessions bring so much insight.”

Copies are available in print, eBook and on a preloaded Kobo eReader at the Library.

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