An invitation from this year’s Guelph Reads moderator, Anne MacKay…
Then join our panelists on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7pm at the Main Library for an evening of friendly competition to choose the next book for Guelph to read. If you want to get a head start, here are this year’s panelists and the books they will defend:
John Borthwick Minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Guelph
Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga
In 1966, 12-year-old Chanie (“Charlie”) Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from residential school. An inquest was called and four recommendations were made to prevent another tragedy. None of those recommendations was applied.
Aggie Mlynarz Recent local political candidate
Split Tooth, by Tanya Tagaq
This debut from acclaimed Inuit throat singer Tagaq (her album “Animism” won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize) is a shamanic coming-of-age journey through a haunted and mystical Arctic landscape.
Judith Yan Conductor of the Guelph Symphony
Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
A dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, form the author of the International bestseller, Half-Blood Blues. Winner of the 2018 Giller Prize.