This April, hundreds of participating Canadian public libraries, including Okanagan Regional Library, will offer unlimited access to The Break by Katherena Vermette. It will be available in eBook and eAudiobook formats, in English and French, and without holds or waitlists!
The book is made available as part of One eRead Canada, a month-long digital book club presented by Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) from April 1 to 30, 2022, with the support of CBC/Radio-Canada.
In Katherena Vermette’s book, The Break, Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window and notices someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — and alerts the police of the possible crime. Through the perspectives of various characters and shifting narratives, a story about the lives of people living in Winnipeg’s North End unfolds. A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Vermette’s rich writing talent as an exciting new voice in Canadian literature.
Download the eBook or eAudiobook from the Libby App or from the ORL’s OverDrive collection in English and French. New to digital books? View our help page for video tutorials and instructions on downloading titles.
Are you a reader of alternative formats? You can get the book from CELA (English | French) or NNELS (English). View our info page for details on how to use these collections.
Join the discussions happening in the One eRead Canada Book Club Facebook group or on Twitter (@1eRead_unLivrel).
You’ll also get the chance to attend live virtual events in both English and French through livestreams on Facebook and Twitter.
On April 20, author of The Break, Katherena Vermette will be in conversation with CBC host Shelagh Rogers from 4:00 to 5:00 PM PDT (in English).
On April 21, Mélissa Verreault, the French translator of The Break, and Radio-Canada host Marie-Louise Arsenault will be in discussion about the book from 4:00 to 5:00 PM PDT (in French).