Alissa York, the author of this year’s pick for One BookNova Scotia, will be giving a free reading from her novel Fauna on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Kentville Library.
One Book Nova Scotia is a province-wide community reading event for adults in which everyone is encouraged to read the same book and share the same story.
York’s novel Fauna examines the complex relationships that humans have with animals – the ones we fear, the ones we love, and those we hate. Animals can be our friends, our enemies, or even our saviours. In cities and in the country all over the world people strive to coexist with animal life, sometimes successfully and sometimes not.
Alissa York will be touring Nova Scotia from October 2-10 with twelve readings from Kentville to Sydney sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts. All public, community college and university libraries have multiple copies of Fauna to loan, and the ebook is available for download through the public libraries. The visually impaired can borrow the audiobook version through the CNIB, and the novel is also available en Francaise.
Bookstores are also promoting Fauna and Mitzi from Box of Delights in Wolfville will be coming to the Kentville Library reading so you can purchase a copy that night and have it signed by the author.
So why not come out to the Kentville Library on Wednesday night and be a part of Nova Scotia’s province-wide community reading event!
Posted by Frances Newman, Regional Librarian