One eRead Canada

Participate in One eRead Canada – a nation wide digital book club!

More than 1000 public libraries across Canada (including TNRL!) are getting together for the national bilingual digital book club, One eRead Canada, from April 1 to 30, 2022. 


All month long, you will be able to download The Break by Katherena Vermette in digital format without a waitlist!


Readers are also be invited to attend special live-streamed author events April 20 and 21, hosted by CBC/Radio-Canada. Get your free tickets here


About The Break 

A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Katherena Vermette’s rich writing talent as an exciting new voice in Canadian literature.
In The Break, Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window and notices someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — and alerts the police of the possible crime. Through the perspectives of various characters and shifting narratives, a story about the lives of people living in Winnipeg’s North End unfolds.

About Katherena Vermette

Katherena Vermette is a Red River Métis (Michif) writer from Treaty 1 territory, the heart of the Métis nation in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has published poetry, novels, and children’s literature.


Vermette received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry for her first book, North End Love Songs . The Break has won several awards including the First Novel Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and it was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia.

How to Participate

Download the eBook/eAudiobook

April 1-30 download the book in eBook and eAudiobook format without any waitlists!

Read a Print Copy

Borrow the book or request TNRL's book club kit to host your own book club!

Join the Discussion

Join the Facebook group and the follow One eRead Canada on Twitter @1eRead_unLivrel to chat about the book with other readers across Canada!

Also by Katherena Vermette

The Strangers

A staggering intergenerational saga that explores how connected we are, even when we’re forced apart.

River Woman

Vermette’s second book of poetry, river woman, examines and celebrates love as decolonial action.

A Girl Called Echo

YA graphic novel series about a time travelling Metis teen.

Children's Literature

The Girl and the Wolf, Amik Loves School and The First Day are picture books for young children.

Learn More…

Discussion Guide

Hosting your own book club for Katherena Vermette's The Break? Download the official One eRead Canada discussion guide!

eContent for Libraries

In addition to being a national digital book club, One eRead Canada aims to increase awareness of eBook and eAudiobook issues, such as content, pricing and access, currently faced by Canadian public libraries (and their patrons!).

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