Banff Book Discussion Weekend 2019

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.

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