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OBOC 2019 w/ Joanna Goodman

  • Knox Presbyterian Church 50 Erb Street West Waterloo, ON, N2L 1T1 Canada (map)

One Book One Community 2019 Is Here!


Joanna Goodman, a rising literary star in Canada, is the author of five novels. The Home for Unwanted Girls was #8 on the Indigo Top 10 Bestselling Canadian Books of 2018 and spent 32 weeks on national bestseller lists. Originally from Montreal, she now lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids and is the CEO of Au Lit Fine Linens. Goodman is currently working on the sequel to The Home for Unwanted Girls. Joanna Goodman sent greetings to One Book One Community and the readers of Waterloo Region via video.

One Book, One Community, now in its 18th year, is the longest running community reading program in Canada. “OBOC”, as it is fondly referred to, celebrates the books and writing of Canadian authors.  Through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book, OBOC  has helped create a special sense of community in the Region.

“Our steering committee agreed that Joanna’s book focused on a period of Quebec history that is not readily discussed or even known about.” says Natalie Gibbons, Chair of One Book, One Community. “The story encompasses a very real part of Canadian history that needs to be discussed and is in fact very timely given current events in Canada. The Home for Unwanted Girls is a very readable and memorable novel that you will not soon forget after the last page is turned.”

Earlier Event: September 24
Words Worth Book Club
Later Event: September 25
Specfics & Chill