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The Biblio File
July 16, 2018

English patient

The Golden Man Booker prize is a special one-off award to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the prize.  It crowns the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize, as chosen by five judges and then voted for by the public. The winner was The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.

Set in 1945, The English Patient explores the lives of four very disparate war torn people, a young woman and three men, who take refuge in a damaged villa north of Florence as the war retreats around them. In an upstairs room lies the badly burned English patient, alive but unable to move. His extraordinary adventures and turbulent love affair in the North African desert before the war provide the focus around which the vivid tales of his companions revolve. His very presence will forever change the destiny of those around him.


The Pinawa Public Library will be at the town market in the Pinawa Community Centre on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 11:00-3:00.  There will be huge bargains like a bag of books for mere pocket change!  We will also have our “Good as New” books for sale, and a book raffle.  Make sure to stop by and see us while browsing all of the amazing indoor and outdoor vendors.  Shop local!