Featured Author: Katherena Vermette
Discussing The Break, a powerful inter-generational family saga that provides insight into the lives ofcontemporary Indigenous people in Winnipeg’sNorth End.
Other books discussed will be:
War and Turpentine, by Stefan Hertmans .
Based on the experience of the author’s grandfather, this novel gives a minute account of
the frontlines of World War I as seen through the eyes of a sensitive young Flemish artist.
The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers
of Neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge.
Written in a style accessible to non-medical readers, this book tells stories of ways in which
the latest brain science is being used to alleviate and cure a wide variety of human illnesses
including chronic pain, autism, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters.
This wickedly imaginative thriller explores issues of race in our modern world by creating
a what-if alternative reality, with a twisting engaging plot.