CK Reads is a community-wide book club where everyone in Chatham-Kent is invited to read the same book. Through discussions and programs, CK Reads hopes to bring the community closer together through a shared love of reading. CK Reads will be entering its seventh year in 2023. CKPL would like to extend a special thank-you to the Rotary Club of Chatham for sponsoring the 2023 CK Reads program.
CKPL's 2023 CK Reads title is "The Daughter of Doctor Moreau" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "The Daughter of Doctor Moreau" is a reimagining of "The Island of Doctor Moreau" set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico. The story is both a dazzling historical novel and a daring science fiction journey and was a 'New York Times' Editor's Choice recommended read.
CKPL's 2023 CK Reads' program will conclude on May 4 with a virtual author visit from Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination. Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including "Gods of Jade and Shadow" (Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, Ignyte Award), "Mexican Gothic" (Locus Award, British Fantasy Award, Pacific Northwest Book Award, Aurora Award, Goodreads Award), and "Velvet Was the Night" (finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Macavity Award). Silvia lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.