The Biblio File: Library News
The Biblio File
April 3, 2023
Please note that the library will be closed Friday, April 7th to Sunday, April 9, 2023 inclusive. We will re-open Monday, April 10th at 6:30!
Ducks by Kate Beaton has won Canada Reads 2023. This is an autobiographical graphic memoir that recounts Beaton’s time spent working in the Alberta oil sands. It was decided that this book best fits this year’s theme as the “one book to shift your perspective.” After getting a job in the camps to pay off her student debt, she recounts her experiences with economic migration, sexism and environmental destruction.
This is the first time that a graphic novel has won this title.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel was the runner-up. Station Eleven is a dystopian novel that takes place on an Earth undone by disease, following the interconnected lives of several characters — actors, artists and those closest to them —before and after the plague. One travels the wasteland performing Shakespearean plays with a troupe, while another attempts to build community at an abandoned airport and another amasses followers for a dangerous cause.