HAT Book Group: April 3, 11:30-12:30, OISE

HAT Book Discussion April 3, 11:00-12:30 OISE, 252 Bloor St W.

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: A Novel  by Wayne Johnston  First half of book will be read for April. There are numerous copies in the Library. It is also available locally at Chapters(World's Biggest Bookstore for 22$ and less thru Amazon.ca). If you have difficulty obtaining a copy please contact Jodi at 416-925-3395 before March 16 or after March 25th.

"All I can say is that...it is Newfoundland's voice, it is Canada and it is brilliant. I found Ms. Fielding to be the most memorable, realistic and engaging character I have encountered in the last year of reading. In some ways Dickension but with a true Canadian voice. Thrilling to find a female character who is quirky, demanding, complex and bloody funny. Nice change eh kids? Mr. Smallwood our beloved past Premiere of Newfoundland, is the everyman..that is if everyman is a myopic, driven political animal. Fortunately they are a rare, if necessary breed. Joey Smallwood was our sacrifice. I would recommend this book to anyone I know who loves reading. This is the book to cuddle up to while the wind rages and your life howls. One could expect no less from a life on the Rock. (Newfoundland for the outsiders)".