Novels discussed over tea and cookies

Nelson Public Library teams up with the Amnesty International Book Club.

The Nelson Public Library has teamed up with the Amnesty International Book Club to host bi-monthly meetings to discuss popular Canadian novels.

The next Nelson AI Book Club meets Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. in the library to discuss the Roger’s Trust Fiction Prize-winning novel Brother by David Chariandy.

Described as an intensely beautiful novel, Brother follows two brothers living in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering, violent summer of 1991. Lawrence Hill, author of The Illegal, chose Brother to be the first AI Book Club book of 2018. He describes Chariandy’s novel as “a pitch-perfect song of masculinity and tenderness, and of the ties of family and community.”

Amnesty International members will facilitate the discussion, along with Nelson Library staffer Melodie Rae Storey.

Tea and cookies will be served.

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