UAlberta Virtual Book Club


Book-lovers unite! (Online, that is.) 

Introducing the UAlberta Virtual Book Club. Connect with an online community to read and discuss a variety of engaging books of genres ranging from novels to memoirs, social justice to personal growth, and more. 

The UAlberta Virtual Book Club is open to all members of the University of Alberta community — alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends — located anywhere in the world. As long as you have an internet connection, a comfortable place to sit and a love of reading, you’re in!

There’s no cost to join, all you need are the books. Whether you borrow a copy from the library, download to your tablet, or get a print copy from the UAlberta Bookstore, the format is up to you.

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Latest Book Selection

From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle

In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. From the Ashes is a Globe and Mail Book of the Year, CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the Year and an Indigenous Voices Award winner. Learn more




Save 25% on From The Ashes at the UAlberta Bookstore

Get a print copy of the book from the UAlberta Bookstore online store. Supplies are limited so grab yours today!

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Live Online Event: Virtual Book Club Launch Featuring Jesse Thistle

jesse_thistle_1.jpegBefore you crack a page of From the Ashes, listen in as author Jesse Thistle discusses his story with Paul Gareau from the UAlberta Faculty of Native Studies. Then enjoy a reading from the memoir at this online book club launch during Alumni Week(end): Campus to Couch Edition.

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