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The Break
The Break | Katherena Vermette
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When Stella, a young Mtis 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, both directly and indirectly, with the victim police, family, and friends tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Mtis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipegs North End is exposed. A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Vermettes abundant writing talent and positions her as an exciting new voice in Canadian literature.
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Cinfhen
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Thanks to @andrew61 for putting this book on my radar. Told in multiple POVs, Stella a young indigenous mother, witnesses a crime through her window but based on both her heritage and location it‘s nearly 4 hours before the police arrive bringing with them their own prejudices. It‘s an honest but bleak look at stereotypes, cultural differences and unacceptable norms, cycles of violence & aggression especially towards native women. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Reagan-reads Great review! This has been on my list for a while but I‘ll have to bump it up! 3w
Cinfhen I hope you do @Reagan-reads It was a powerful read and a real page turner 3w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 I thought this was a good, tough read. 3w
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Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB It was really sad 😢 3w
GatheringBooks this sounds perfect for #womenreadwomen2019! 3w
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KarynGood
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I just love getting mail and I‘ve been blessed these last couple of weeks! Thanks @mcctrish We are reading Station Eleven for book club next season and I am very excited! Thanks for the cards @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @sherryvdh @Pricel101 and @PurpleyPumpkin I can‘t wait to get back to you!

mcctrish Yay! It arrived 3mo
KarynGood @mcctrish, it did! I can‘t wait to read it!!!! 3mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo I loved Station Eleven so much! I thought it was just beautiful, I bet it will be a great book club pick. 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin Lovely!💜 3mo
KarynGood @WhatWouldJaneDo I‘m really looking forward to it!!!!! 3mo
KarynGood @PurpleyPumpkin I love #poutinepenpal mail! I see a envelope in the mailbox and I can‘t wait to open it! 3mo
KarynGood @mcctrish It did!!!! And I‘m not sure how I didn‘t think of this solution to sending books! Thank you SO much!!!! 3mo
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KarynGood
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Here is my book haul from the Saskatchewan Festival of Words held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. I spent a lovely weekend listening to author readings, going to my first ever poetry slam, and attending a cookbook inspired rooftop dinner. #canlit #readthenorth #canadianauthors

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emilyhaldi
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Mehso-so

🚨Unpopular opinion alert!
I struggled to get through this melancholy tale of a family and their challenging relationships. While I enjoyed learning about the history of the Canadian Metis people, the rest was a slog. I didn't find the multiple narrators necessary as they all had a similarly sad voice and felt repetitive. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to discussing in book club tonight! 🤓

ephemeralwaltz Beautiful photo though! 3mo
Cinfhen Oh wow! First so-so review I‘ve seen. Wonder what @Reviewsbylola is going to say tonight 😜 3mo
Cathythoughts Oh dear ! Bookclub will be interesting! I loved it 3mo
Reviewsbylola 😫😫😫 3mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m just praying everyone else liked it. 😆 @Cinfhen 3mo
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Cinfhen
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🚨🚨PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨🚨US #KindleDailyDeal $2.99 for this much loved book, it‘s getting tons of #LitsyLove FYI @MicheleinPhilly 😘😘

Prairiegirl_reading Since I‘m born and Manitoba I have to ask what draws you to so many stories from here? 4mo
MicheleinPhilly Thanks love! Wondering how quickly I can hit 20 books purchased this week. 🤔 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m not sure if it‘s the location @Prairiegirl_reading but the stories are so interesting. @Reviewsbylola loved The Break and commented that it sounded very similar to the nonfiction I was reading (edited) 4mo
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Cinfhen Since it‘s only Tuesday I‘d say chances are looking good @MicheleinPhilly ❤️😂😉 4mo
MicheleinPhilly Oh for sure. I think I‘m at 15 or 16 already. 😂 4mo
Reviewsbylola You‘ve got this! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 @MicheleinPhilly Why not go crazy and shoot for 30. 😆 4mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola You are terrible. 4mo
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen I just bought this thanks to you! 😬It sounds so interesting. 4mo
Cinfhen It has great Litsy reviews @DebinHawaii I think it was worth price!! Still cheaper than Starbucks 🤪 4mo
readordierachel Yay! I've been wanting to read this. Thx for the heads up! 4mo
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andrew61
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#booked2019 from top left clockwise, indigenous, musician, drink on cover social media, night, clifi.
I really enjoyed this spring challenge which combined 3 books sat on my shelves unloved for a while but were hits, two that I'd no knowledge of but were 5*, and the jon Ronson which was bit scary.
Thanks again for hosting, i hope to finish my 1st summer rd today @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

4thhouseontheleft Sounds like a great quarter. Way to go!! 4mo
Cathythoughts Well done. And thankyou for The Break 👍🏻one of the best reads this year 4mo
Cinfhen Yes, I owe The Break to you as well. Haven‘t read it yet but I‘m looking forward 4mo
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KarynGood
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I ❤️ 🇨🇦 Going into the Canada Day long weekend reading some #canlit! Been meaning to read this one for awhile and the time has come. #readthenorth #canadareads #winnergovernorgeneralsawardforfiction

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emilyhaldi
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That feeling when your home is filled with hundreds of unread books and yet more than half of your immediate tbr stack is borrowed 🤔

SharonGoforth Same at my house...📚📚😊 4mo
Lindy My library books always get priority. Sometimes the books I own have to wait years before they get read. 4mo
Christine My natural state. 😁❤️ 4mo
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Kalalalatja This was me the entire Spring 😅 4mo
Cathythoughts The Break is a priority IMO ! So good (edited) 4mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah but I see book club books and other obligations so you cool. 4mo
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Reviewsbylola
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It‘s not often that a book with a lot of reviews on Litsy has a 100% rating. The Break is deserving of all the awards and accolades it‘s received. The book begins with Stella, an indigenous woman who witnesses some type of assault one night. The Break then takes us on a journey as the circumstances are unraveled. Extremely well done.

Tamra I really want to read this on paper. 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I just ordered this, after seeing @Cathythoughts review recently 🙂 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review! Such a very good book 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
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Megabooks Love your review, as always dear! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘m convinced! #stacked 4mo
emilyhaldi Oh good, I‘m looking forward to this more now 😆 4mo
Mdargusch Just started this one today. 4mo
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TrishB
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Thanks to @Cathythoughts and @andrew61 for bringing this one to my attention!
A heart breaking story at the centre and lots of tough stories about the trials and tribulations these women have gone through. But a compelling look at families and supporting and getting each other through things.
Awesome read, tough themes.
#indigenousauthor #booked2019

PurpleyPumpkin I read this book last year (I think!) and was impressed. Difficult to read, but so worth it! 5mo
Melissa_J I own this, and really need to get around to reading it one of these days. 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s been sitting in my virtual book depository cart for a few weeks... I should just order it already😜so many positive reviews ! 5mo
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TrishB @PurpleyPumpkin agreed 😁 5mo
TrishB @Melissa_J @Cinfhen not an easy read, but a good one. 5mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻♥️. It was tough & brilliant... I loved it too 5mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts agree 👍🏻 5mo
andrew61 Glad you enjoyed trish, a difficult subject but tackled so well. 5mo
TrishB @andrew61 agree, brilliant writing! 5mo
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Cathythoughts
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I loved this #BlameItOnLitsy #BlameitonAndrew61 glad not to have missed this one 👍🏻. Generations of women all woven into this story set in Winnipeg against the stark snow & What happens to their girl. The truth spoken is breathtaking. Harsh story , beautifully written

andrew61 Thanks cathy, not sure i can take all the credit as i was searching for indigenous authors whose books were in the library and saw on good reads that @ReadingEnvy and @shawnmooney had both given it 5*. But it is definitely a remarkable book - really glad you enjoyed ☺ 6mo
TrishB Looking forward to this one 👍🏻 have you done indigenous author Cathy? 6mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I have ! I read There There .... also great. But this one is out on its own for me 6mo
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TrishB I have There There too! Good to have a choice though 👍🏻 6mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 I wouldn‘t have come across it only for you ... I‘m not on goodreads. So pleased I read this one 🙏🏻 (edited) 6mo
batsy Lovely review, Cathy. I have this one thanks to a friend and look forward to it, though I know it'll be a difficult read in terms of its themes. 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds good, stacking this 😉 6mo
Cathythoughts @batsy yes it‘s difficult at times , but so good on so many levels ♥️👍🏻. Look forward to your thoughts whenever you get there 6mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I think it‘s very good. I hope you will like it ♥️ 6mo
ReadingEnvy So good! 6mo
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Cathythoughts
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#MayMovieMadness it took me a little while to get into this one .. but #DontStopMeNow as I am reading this well written & heartbreaking story ( so glad today is the May bank Holliday here ♥️👍🏻📖

Cinfhen I think I stacked this way back in the good old days when @shawnmooney was still posting 😜 6mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen it‘s excellent 6mo
rohit-sawant Fascinating blurb! Stacking! 6mo
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TrishB I seemed to have stacked at some point too! 6mo
TrishB Just got on kindle , not 99p but only Qa.48 ? 6mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I think that‘s what I paid too. 👍🏻. It‘s good 6mo
Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant I look forward to your thoughts whenever you get there ♥️👍🏻 6mo
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Cathythoughts
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Next up .. I‘m giving this one a go ! A recent Litsy recommendation 🤞🏻

erzascarletbookgasm Curious! Look forward to your thoughts! 6mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Only starting.. I‘ll keep you posted 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 6mo
Tamra I really would like to read this in print. 6mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra it‘s very good. I love the stark snow setting & the characters 6mo
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andrew61
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Indigenous author
Oh i loved this one - A Metis young mum seperated from her family +feeding her baby son in the early hrs looks out to see a horribly violent assault in the snow. Through 10 characters we then see the impact of this incident on their lives, with strong native female family characters the bk looks at tradition, family ties, the underside of a community +violence +
#booked2019 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

andrew61 the effects of violence and poverty. The author portrays the characters so well and even the frightening Phoenix is given a beating heart that allows the reader to look beyond the horror portrayed albeit the violent act is dreadful. A brilliant book. 6mo
Cinfhen I see I‘ve already stacked this book but it sounds great 👍🏻 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Great review!! Stacking! 6mo
Tamra I‘ve tried to listen to the audio but decided it would be better in print. (edited) 6mo
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mcctrish
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A beautiful heart breaker of a book that ends full of hope

Tamra I‘ve tried listening twice, but I have decided it needs to be a print read so that I can focus better. Looking forward to it! 8mo
mcctrish I‘m not sure I could listen to this. A couple of times I had to put it down to process the damage that the characters had endured or were inflicting @Tamra (edited) 8mo
Mel01 Reading it was painful, but worth it. Beautiful and uplifting 8mo
mcctrish @Mel01 maybe I should have said hopeful instead full of hope but the girls were talking so positive that I know they will survive so .... 8mo
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Mel01
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This book is breaking my feminist heart, yet, simultaneously building it back up.

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mcctrish
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Taking a break from laundry 🧺

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mcctrish
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Winter is killing me, I need sun and warm and green things

Bookgirl Yes. Every winter. But this one is especially dreary 8mo
MuddyPuddle Yes, yes, yes, YES!!!! 8mo
mcctrish @Bookgirl I had to reroute off a major highway driving home from dropping my oldest off at uni ( big tractor trailer accident) and the weather in the country I cut through was BRUTAL! Wind, blowing snow, white outs, the sun was trying to shine everywhere else but not where I was 8mo
mcctrish @MuddyPuddle we deserve Spring! ! ! 8mo
Bookgirl Yes! I had to drive back roads a few days ago to get somewhere and was literally driving on pure sheets of ice at times. I‘m over this! 8mo
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mcctrish
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Starting this and I can picture exactly where it starts #Winnipeg #universityofmanitoba #imatrailblazer

Reviewsbylola I‘ve had this on my TBR for awhile. I love the cover! So striking. 8mo
mcctrish @Reviewsbylola until my sister posted about it ( I run a Facebook group every year for my friends and their friends to post what they read to give us all inspiration and a place to track reading, a pre-Litsy if you will) I‘d never heard of it 🤦🏻‍♀️ 8mo
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mcctrish
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I have been feeling like I‘m going through my Christmas book pile too fast, my reading game has been strong lately. So I bought 4 books between today and yesterday plus borrowed a library book off my sister. I get a bit crazy when the stack beside my bed isn‘t big enough

Reviewsbylola I‘m the same way. The books on my shelves get no play unless they make it to my nightstand first. 😆 8mo
Gezemice Nice stack! I bought those two Robert Galbraith books yesterday as a gift. I already read them - and loved them! 8mo
mcctrish Oh @Gezemice that‘s a wonderful gift ❤️I finally read the second one so now I want to binge these 2, but there are 2 1/2 other books in front ( maybe 3) 🤣 8mo
Gezemice @mcctrish I know the feeling :) 8mo
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candority
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The Break begins when a young mother witnesses an assault committed outside of her house on a snowy, isolated strip of land in Winnipeg. Although centered around this horrible crime, this is a not a mystery novel, but rather a novel about the relationships between four generations of Indigenous women. These women‘s voices, relationships, and experiences are difficult to read, but incredibly realistic. The Break is a powerful and haunting read.

KarynGood Have this one in my TBR pile! 8mo
candority @KarynGood I hope you like it when you get to it! 8mo
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academiconbreak
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I finally picked up this book again after starting it last Canada Reads. It is a near perfectly conceived book, one that feels fresh at the same time as it makes you wonder how it hadn't yet been written before this. It is a slow build which is why it took me a while to read, but the last third of the book is exquisite. The vignettes of the lives of these women are luminous here, vivid, subtle and alive. This book should have won Canada Reads.

academiconbreak I was angry finishing this book reminded how it got voted off Canada Reads for "underrepresenting the male perspective" last year, and the sentiment is more absurd the further in you read. People imagine and read into a premise that is about women and their experiences within a cycle of abuse and automatically that equates to "man hating" in their minds. I knew it before but I know it authoritatively now, this book should have won Canada Reads. 9mo
ReadingEnvy "Underrepresenting the male perspective" is insane! Heaven forbid! 9mo
academiconbreak I know, right? Many Canadians marched out and bought the book in protest to those comments during the televised debates, which was beautiful, though. 9mo
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xicanti I'll never, ever stop being mad about this book's early elimination, or the comments that led to it. 9mo
academiconbreak Canada reads makes me angrier each year the more aware I become of the politics. I'm trying to focus on the productivity of the conversation among Canadians reading along rather than the panelists in order to feel more hopeful about things. (The social media response to The Break's elimination, for example!) 9mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy! 📚☕📚 9mo
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Aleida
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Just finished Becoming and Educated. Both were great and although this is very different, I‘m really getting into this. Not an easy read, but I care for these characters.

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Cydster61
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What a jewel. I do not as a rule do well with books in the present tense but I was compelled through this book in three days. Amazing work.

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JoyNorstrom
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This book is beautiful. Incredibly sad. Incredibly important. I‘ll be thinking about it for a while.

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Liberty
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Day 9 of the @bookriot #Riotgrams challenge: Native and Indigenous reads! These are four of the best books I‘ve read this year, easy. ❤️📚❤️

irre I loved There There. 😍 12mo
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writerlibrarian
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BooksGirlsCats
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The Break broke me. Generations of women tell different snapshots of their story. First, Stella sees a crime unfold outside her window. She calls the police, but they dismiss her- she's a woman, and she's Métis. Emily and Ziggy go to a party. Phoenix finds herself alone. Their mothers and grandmothers have the same stories & memories-and the thread uniting them is that no one listens. They are women, and they are métis.

Book 18 of #52Booksin2018

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Ehbooklover
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While this title started off strong, I found that the ending dragged a bit. Despite that, I really loved all of the characters. I was grateful for the family tree at the beginning of the book as it helped me to keep track of who was who. A gritty and realistic read about some pretty important and timely topics.

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Emma24
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This was a fantastic book about a large métis family in Canada. I've noticed some reviews saying that it was hard to keep track of all the characters. It is an unconventional story in that it jumps back and forth between different characters and across different times (so probably not the best books to take big breaks in between reading). But the writing is good, and the author such a could story-teller that it works ??❄️

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xicanti
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At the beginning of the year I decided I'd buy one brand new book per month, from an actual bookstore, with a focus on female- or enby-authored titles I hadn't heard much about. Trouble is, I skipped April because I bought so many used novels and I ended up doing the same in May on account of my library stack.

On the plus side, I only spent $12 on books and most of my purchases were things I'd already read, so La TBR barely suffered.

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lauralovesbooks1
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Very tightly constructed novel about an attack on a young girl and her friend. It took me a couple of chapters to get pulled in -- there are a lot of POV in this one, but ultimately it was a very effective way to look at the crime and the lives of those impacted from all angles. It's set in a community of both settler and Indigenous people and those themes run throughout. Excellent storytelling.

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writerlibrarian
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Katherena Vermette's book just added another prize to its impressive list. It won the french Canadian Canada Read. I've been voting for it since Monday. I have two books totally different for the week-end. Here's hoping that the weather will be nice enough to read outside. #weekendread

SilversReviews Pretty photo. 1y
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xicanti
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The Humane Society's book sale started today! They had a bunch of recent, popular titles, but it was all stuff I know I can get from the library so I limited myself to two books I've already read: BLOODLINE, which I loved more than I thought I COULD love a tie-in novel, and THE BREAK, which should've won Canada Reads 2017.

They also had DVDs, and I was lucky enough to get the complete SIX FEET UNDER for only $6! I hope I still love it.

Swe_Eva I‘ve been contemplating a rewatch of Six Feet Under, but I‘ve been worried it won‘t hold up. Hope it does!! 1y
xicanti @Swe_Eva I'll be so sad if I don't love it anymore. It was one of the shows that got me into TV, way back when. 1y
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Jolynne
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A beautifully written story about the impact of what trauma, abuse, death, and alcoholism can do to families.

A beautifully written story about mothers and daughters.

A beautifully written story about love, survival, traditions, endurance and moving forward with hope for future generations.

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Shay
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Reading with kitty

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BookHermit
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My #WhatTheCanuk book has gone full circle. In hindsight, it was perhaps not the most appropriate novel for a postal bookclub but given the state of reconciliation in Canada, I felt it was important to send it out.

Thanks for taking the time to engage with this difficult book @PurpleyPumpkin @ArcaneStars @TheKidUpstairs @teebe
I look forward to reading your comments.

Many thanks to @KassKho for organizing the club and keeping us all on track.

TheKidUpstairs Thank you for sending it! It was a difficult read, but one that I think was important. Lots of themes and issues that were important to engage with and think about! 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been wanting to read this. 2y
CouronneDhiver Ooo! Great choice - on my TBR 2y
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dixi_e
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Listening to the thoughtful responses of author Katherena Vermette.

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So glad to finally read a book my Canadian friends have been discussing since the start of 2016! A violent crime occurs in a small community that is an offshoot of the Métis Nation (in Manitoba, Canada.) It's told from alternating perspectives, allowing for multiple generations and connections to speak for themselves. TW for rape, sexual assault.Even the book has a warning.
I first learned of this book from @shawnmooney on Reading Envy (link ⬇️)

CouronneDhiver He really does give the BEST recommendations! 😀 Stacked 2y
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emmanoble
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Love that a TW is included before the reader dives in. Well done 👏🏼

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charl08
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She thought she was the lightest she could ever be.

Bindrosbookshelf I have this in my Borrowbox queue. Excited to get to it soon 🙌 2y
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Augustdana
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#riotgrams day nine: Indigenous reads. This one is near the top of my giant TBR list, Katherena is a member of the Métis nation of Winnipeg, and this story is about the resilience of Indigenous women. Especially poignant with the news of missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry

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alli.sos
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Book haul from #WordOnTheStreet in Toronto! 💰📚

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wallacereads
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We are discussing this selection at our bookclub tomorrow. I have a lot of catching up to do, but so far so good.

Reviewsbylola I have this on my TBR. 2y
wallacereads @Reviewsbylola - I am about halfway through and really loving it. 2y
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susanw
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My daughters university is having a campus wide read along. Every student is given the book, and info on the many activities surrounding it (panel discussion, author visit etc) And a gold star to them for choosing a female, native Canadian author!!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That's really cool! Wish my uni had done this! 2y
Cinfhen My daughter's Uni did that as well...but she wasn't really a fan 2y
Suet624 My neighboring college had the first year students read Sebastian Junger's book which then allowed me to listen to him speak to the college students. 2y
Moonpa An excellent choice! 2y
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NerdyRev
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I am continuing with my Canada Reads selections and now have 1 to go. Two warnings: The Break is not for the feint of heart nor for those with triggers as rape is pretty central to most of the book. A girl is attacked in an alley, but survives. The story is narrated from several characters who find themselves connected as family, but as victims. Powerful story, but it gets graphic at times. A Native author who shares a Native, yet universal story.

NerdyRev This would not have been my pick for a Canada Reads winner, but it is powerful and needs to be read. It is rough though. 2y
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xicanti
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I'm always gonna be angry THE BREAK by Katherena Vermette was knocked out during the first round of Canada Reads. It deserved to win! #indigenousauthors #junebookbugs #canada150

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Jilljemmett
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Two of my books from #fold2017 and two talented female indigenous writers!


#junebookbugs @reallifereading (Indigenous Writers)


#bookstagram #bookblogger #bookblog #bibliophile #books #canlit #indigenous

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BookHermit
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RealLifeReading Love learning about new-to-me writers. Thanks for featuring this book! 2y
BookHermit @RealLifeReading You're most welcome! Great book club read. 2y
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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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I enjoyed the book a lot but didn't find myself unable to put it down as others have. The characters are this novel. They are great, I would be thrilled to read other novels with this many strong interesting women. Here's to those of us who are f'd up but not that f' d up! A great debut novel, can't wait to see more from Vermette.