One eRead Canada
One eRead Canada (1eRead) is a national, bilingual digital book club connecting readers to one another and to their libraries. One eRead Canada encourages readers from across the country to read the same story. For the 2021 campaign, organizers have chosen Vi by Kim Thuy.
"The youngest of four children and the only girl, Vi was given a name that meant 'precious, tiny one,' destined to be cosseted and protected, the family's little treasure. Daughter of an enterprising mother and a wealthy, spoiled father who never had to grow up, the Vietnam War destroys the life they've known. Vi, along with her mother and brothers, manages to escape--but her father stays behind, leaving a painful void as the rest of the family must make a new life for themselves in Canada. As a young woman, she finds the world opening up to her. Taken under the wing of Hà, a worldly family friend, and her diplomat lover, Vi tests personal boundaries and crosses international ones, letting the winds of life buffet her. "
The book will be available through the OverDrive platform in English and French and in both eBook and audiobook formats.
One eRead Canada runs from January 1 to 31, 2021