uO BookIn — Crow Winter by Karen McBride

uO BookIn — Crow Winter by Karen McBride

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uOttawa alumni and friends are invited to join their online book club - uO BookIn!

About this event

There’s nothing like getting lost in a good book! In June, the Alumni Association, the Office of Indigenous Affairs, and the Indigenous Resource Centre invite you to celebrate National Indigenous History Month by diving into Crow Winter by alumna Karen McBride (BA '14; BEd '15), Algonquin Anishnaabe from Timiskaming First Nation. This uO BookIn session is hosted by the Indigenous Alumni Council, which is made up of Indigenous alumni from different backgrounds and faculties across Canada. The event with be moderated my Indigenous Alumni Council member Aryn Lesage (BA ’09). The author, Karen McBride, will be joining us for this very special uO BookIn session.

This online uO BookIn book club is meant to be a friendly forum in which you can ask questions and discuss the selected book with the group, whether you’ve read it all, in part — or not yet. All are welcome.

Date: June 14th, 12:00 p.m.

Price: Free. The University of Ottawa Indigenous Alumni Council is proud to gift a copy of the book to the first 50 people who register.

Book format: The book is available in paper and electronic format. Buy the book.

Platforms used: The discussion will be held on Zoom and the link to attend will be sent the day before the event.

Language: This discussion will be led in English, but you can ask your questions in French or English.

Do I need to have read the book to join? Of course not! The discussion is open to all.

How to participate: Connect to Zoom using the link we sent you the day before. You can ask your questions on mic or submit them in chat.

Book summary

Nanabush. A name that has a certain weight on the tongue—a taste. Like lit sage in a windowless room or aluminum foil on a metal filling.

Trickster. Storyteller. Shape-shifter. An ancient troublemaker with the power to do great things, only he doesn’t want to put in the work.

Since coming home to Spirit Bear Point First Nation, Hazel Ellis has been dreaming of an old crow. He tells her he’s here to help her, save her. From what, exactly? Sure, her dad’s been dead for almost two years and she hasn’t quite reconciled that grief, but is that worth the time of an Algonquin demigod?

Soon Hazel learns that there’s more at play than just her own sadness and doubt. The quarry that’s been lying unsullied for over a century on her father’s property is stirring the old magic that crosses the boundaries between this world and the next. With the aid of Nanabush, Hazel must unravel a web of deceit that, if left untouched, could destroy her family and her home on both sides of the Medicine Wheel.

If you have questions, comments, or a need for accommodation please contact us as soon as possible at alumni@uottawa.ca

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