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Hamilton Reads 2021

Book cover for Blaze Island by Catherine Bush

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Hamilton Reads 2021 - Join the Conversation

Let’s chat about this year’s One Book One Community read. Join a book club, program and reading challenge.


Hamilton Reads 2021 is Blaze Island by Catherine Bush. Learn more about this bestselling novel that tackles environmentalism and community through a retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Are you ready to read? Join the Hamilton Reads 2021 Reading Challenge, and other at-home activities, as we explore the themes in Blaze Island.
Let’s meet online for book clubs, birdwatching, environmental stewardship and more. Hamilton Reads events are listed on our Virtual Branch.


Catherine Bush is the author of five novels, including Blaze Island, Accusation, Claire's Head, The Rules of Engagement, and Minus Time. She is Coordinator of the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA program and was recently a Fiction Meets Science Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Germany, which is an Institute for Advanced Study. She lives in Toronto.

Meet the author virtually in a book club chat on Tuesday October 19 at 7:00pm. Stay tuned for more opportunities to chat with Catherine Bush.


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