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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vancouver Sun Book Club Reads The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud


My review of The Sentimentalists is going to be one of those long, slow, percolating posts as I’m actually reading/reviewing the book as part of The Vancouver Sun’s re-launched book club.

Each week we start out with a group questions, converse via email and then Tracy Sherlock, books editor for the Vancouver Sun distills the conversation into its tantalizing bits and posts to the blog and Saturday print edition ( http://www.vancouversun.com/covertocover ). We finish things off with a live chat with author Johanna Skibsrud, winner of the 2010 Giller Prize, in early April.

You can also follow the conversation on Twitter @VanSunArts and use the hashtag #VanSunBooks to comment. Or comment here, I’d love to know what other people thought, and if you have any questions that I should ask Johanna.

My fellow panelists include Angela Haaf, VPL librarian; Julia Denholm, Langara English Instructor; Sean Cranbury, founder of http://BooksOnTheRadio.ca; Ian Weir, author of the novel Daniel O’Thunder; Mark Medley, National Post books editor; and from The Vancouver Sun, Brad Frenette, social media and community newsroom editor, and Tracy Sherlock, books editor.

Check out this week’s Vancouver Sun Book Club conversation about The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud…

Original edition
by Gaspereau Press
Redesigned Giller Prize edition
by D&M Publishers
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