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Courtney from Programming March 9, 2020, 1:48 PM

One Book, One Province

Candace Savage has written books about bees, wolves, and wizards, but it was her 2012 book about the little town of Eastend and the history of the beautiful Cypress Hills that was chosen as the One Book, One Province selection in 2020. Now in its fourth year, this Saskatchewan Library Association initiative provides opportunities for residents to become more socially engaged in their community through a shared story.

In A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape, Savage uncovers a dark reality—a story of cruelty and survival set in the still-recent past. The author will be joined by Elder Larry Oakes of Neekaneet First Nation at Royal Saskatchewan Museum on March 12 to share stories and selections from the book. Find more information about the event on the program listing.

A Geography of Blood tells the story of how the author discovered the secrets and ghosts of the Cypress Hills through extensive research, revealing interviews, and personal reflection. Savage must re-examines the story she grew up with as the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of prairie homesteaders.

Join us at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum on Thursday, March 12 when Candace will be joined by Elder Larry Oakes of Neekaneet First Nation to share stories and selections from the book.

For more information about One Book, One Province, including a video of Candace reading from the book and answering questions, please visit the One Book Sask website.

PHOTO: The Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan and Her Honour Donna Mirasty with Candace Savage at the launch of One Book, One Province month on February 27, 2020 at Government House in Regina.

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Courtney from Programming

Natural habitat: Curled up with my cat and a good book. Interesting habits: Writes macabre poetry, reads anything and everything, loves red wine and chocolate. Author of House of Mystery, a collection of fairy tale poems. Currently working on a second book of poetry, tentatively titled Anatomy of a Monster.

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