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All are welcome at Nelson Library book club

By Contributor
April 29th, 2018

The Nelson Public Library invites readers to join a free, drop-in book club. The next meeting is Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. to discuss Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga — but the time to get reading is now.

Popular Canadian books form the basis for the Amnesty International Book Club, and the Library has teamed up with the local group to host bi-monthly meetings. There will be tea, cookies, and great discussion with other booklovers in a casual, friendly setting.

Seven Fallen Feathers speaks to a topic that is one of the most important facing Canadians today: our society’s way forward into an era of truth and reconciliation with our indigenous neighbours. The book explores the lives and the circumstances around the deaths of seven indigenous high school students in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Talaga is an award-winning investigative journalist; Seven Fallen Feathers won the RBC Taylor Prize and was CBC’s Nonfiction Book of the Year.

The Amnesty International Book Club recommends a Canadian book every two months, with online features such interactive author interviews, podcast episodes, challenging discussion questions and rich human rights backgrounds to the books’ topics.

For more information and to access additional copies of the book call the library at 352-6333. Everyone is welcome.



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