It’s time for the third annual One Book Nova Scotia unity reading event! This is when adults in Nova Scotia are encouraged to read the same book, kind of like a giant book club.
This year’s book is Roost by Ali Bryan and it is a funny, lighter read than the two previous selections. Set in Halifax and written by a Nova Scotian, Roost offers a comical and poignant look at single parenting, aging parents, and sibling rivalry.
We’ve listened to participant feedback and this year we are revealing the title a little earlier than usual, so people can read it in the summer or fall, whichever is more convenient for them. The library has plenty of copies of Roost as well as a Book Club in a Bag kit with eight copies and discussion questions.
Ali Bryan will be featured on the Main Stage at The Word on the Street Book Festival in Halifax on Sunday, September 21, and then embark on a reading tour with six stops across the province thanks to funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.
The Valley reading will be on Monday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the NSCC Kingstec Campus Library in Kentville. Admission is free.
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--Frances Newman, CEO