One of the books that will be discussed in September.

Perfect summer reads for Kootenay Book Weekend

Summer is coming and once again here are some suggestions for your summer reads.

Summer is coming and once again here are some suggestions for your summer reads.

These selections are those chosen for this year’s Kootenay Book Weekend, September 21 to 23.  The goal is to inspire you, inform you, relax you, or let you indulge in the fantasy of life.

We read for many reasons, but discussing what we read with others can open up new ways of seeing our world around us. Read the books and come join the Kootenay Book Weekend for some lively discussion.

The books to read this year are:  Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah, The Postmistress by Sarah Blake and The Ghost Brush by award-winning guest author Katherine Govier.

Govier will be attending the discussion of her novel and will also be giving a talk and reading on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. This is open to the public.

The books are guaranteed to stimulate thought and discussion in this friendly, informal event.


So get reading and come join the Kootenay Book Weekend on September 21 to 23 at the Best Western on Baker Street in Nelson. For more information, call Victoria at 250-352-6197 or visit



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