Roost by Ali Bryan is this year’s book choice for One Book Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia’s province-wide reading event. The Calgary-based, Halifax-raised author will be at Burridge Campus, NSCC in Yarmouth for a reading at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. This reading is a joint presentation of Burridge Campus and Western Counties Regional Library.
There was a soft launch of the book on Aug. 11 to allow people to read the book before the author’s arrival for a province-wide tour. The official launch is Sept. 21 during Word on the Street in Halifax.
Roost is the story of Claudia, a Halifax woman learning about motherhood while grieving the loss of her own mother. And as she begins to mend, she’s also learning that she might be able to accept her home – even as it is. It touches on family tragedies we all face, with courage, cowardice and warmth. Roost is Bryan’s first novel. She is working on her second novel. The book is available at the library and in book stores.
“One Book Nova Scotia’s aim is to get everyone reading and discussing the same book. Some will love it, some won’t, but we hope there is a lot of great discussion generated throughout the event,” says Western Counties Regional Library Director Erin Comeau.
One Book Nova Scotia runs until Nov. 1, and Comeau is pleased to have the public library partnering again with Burridge Campus.
The book was selected by a committee of librarians and industry professionals…
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