Book Chat
  • Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
  • Time:
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience:

What is Opus Babble?

If you love chatting about books but don’t want to commit to a book club, Opus Babble might be the setting for you!

Each month one author will be chosen. Participants can choose which month(s) they want to register for, and which book that they want to read by the chosen author. Discussion night will take place on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. As a group we will discuss common threads in the author’s work, or any other observations that participants may have. Maybe you will even be inspired to read another book by the author!

Books will not be given out from a book club set. Participants can check the book out from our circulating collection in a format of their preference. Search the VIRL collection for Esi Edugyan books in various formats.

Our February author is Esi Edugyan. Edugyan was born in Alberta to Ghanaian parents, and now lives in Victoria B.C. She has won the Giller Prize for 2 novels (Washington Black, and Half Blood Blues). She has also been shortlisted for the Man-Booker Prize and many others! Edugyan writes character driven historical fiction.


  • Washington Black
  • Half-Blood Blues
  • The Second Life of Samuel Tyne

Please register to attend this discussion session!

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