SDG Reads 2016

Media Release

SDG Reads 2016
May 10, 2016

The SD&G County Library is happy to announce the return of SDG Reads! SDG Reads is our local community reads event, where all SDG residents are encouraged to read the same book from May until October.  This year, we have selected the novel and Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist, Tell, by Frances Itani. 

“We were so pleased with the community’s response to SDG Reads last year, and we’re eager to get started on this year’s program”, said Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services.  “We had input from staff and participants in choosing our next author and book, and we are looking forward to hearing what others think about this selection.”

The Library will be holding various events from now until October to get people involved in the program, and will be creating travelling displays to highlight some of the themes found in the novel.  The whole SDG Reads program will end in October with a visit by the author – Ms. Itani will be coming to North Stormont Place in Avonmore on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00pm.

“Ms. Itani is a very well-respected Canadian author and we are lucky to have her participation in this year’s program” said Ms. Franklin.

Information on specific SDG Reads activities will be posted on our website and in our branches.  For more information, please visit or contact your local branch. 

About Tell

Award winning author Frances Itani has published 16 books, including novels, short stories, poetry, essays and children’s books. Tell is the follow-up to her bestselling novel DeafeningTell takes place in rural Ontario in 1919, and follows the lives of four individuals as they deal with wounds from their pasts. 

The New York Times stated “the historical research behind the novel is impeccable, and shines in the seamless integration of period details…”, while the Toronto Star review noted “Itani’s imagery is evocative and indelible”.

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