One Book, One Corridor is presented by Pemberton & District Public Library and Whistler Public Library in collaboration with Armchair Books. This year, we’re welcoming the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre as an event partner as well!
The initiative is designed to unite the communities over a good book.
This year, we have chosen to read The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.
Synopsis: In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America’s indigenous population – and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow – and dreams – means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a 15-year-old and his companions struggle for survival, attempt to reunite with loved ones, and take refuge from the “recruiters” who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing ‘factories.
Pemberton event: Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m. at Pemberton & District Public Library.
Whistler events: Two chances to attend on Wednesday, October 24! 1 p.m. at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre or 7 p.m. at Whistler Public Library.
Copies of The Marrow Thieves can be borrowed from the libraries or can be purchased from Armchair Books in Whistler at a 15% discount.