March 28, 2019 7:00PM Celebration
One Book, One Province
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 8th Street at Circle Drive. 3130-8th Street East. Saskatoon
Join the Saskatchewan Library Association and Coteau Books for an evening celebrating this year's One Book, One Province program. Lisa Bird-Wilson, winner of the 2018 Saskatchewan Arts Emerging Artist Award, will read from her book Just Pretending, the 2019 One Book, One Province title. Just Pretending is a powerful short story collection from Cree-Métis author Lisa Bird-Wilson. A nitanis (daughter) invents the mother she never knew. A fourteen-year-old girl struggles to come to terms with her feelings of abandonment. A young man struggles with his Mooshum’s imprisonment in a damaged body and what it means for his own Métis identity. A department store clerk falls for a homeless man who woos her with Heart of Darkness. At the centre of these stories are notions of identity and belonging, and the complex relationships between children and parents, both those who are real and those who are just pretending.