Thanks for joining us for this episode of Time to Read. We are talking about The Break by Katherena Vermette.
When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, with the victim — police, family, and friends — tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives in this community and the after-effects of trauma emerges.
In this episode we discussed:
The Tom Austen series by Eric Wilson,
This River (NFB Film),
What brings us here (companion piece to This River – on Instagram @whatbringsushere),
Manitoba Library Association – Prison Libraries Committee,
More with Anna Maria Tremonti (podcast).
Another book you might like:
Erica: Women Talking by Miriam Toews,
Trevor: Beartown by Fredrik Backman,
Dennis: In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier,
Kirsten: Untamed State by Roxane Gay.
Nerd words for word nerds:
Trevor: Pantone (and Pantone’s Colour of the Year),
Kirsten: Empathy .
** Thanks to everyone who got in touch with their thoughts!
Time to Read is a production of the Winnipeg Public Library. Our panel today included Trevor Lockhart, Dennis Penner, and Erica Ball, with submissions from afar by Kirsten Wurmann.
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