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March 2022: Adult Readers

Updated: Mar 12


For March 2022, we are thrilled to feature and share with you Cathy Marie Buchanan’s most recent novel, Daughter of Black Lake. Like both of her previous novels, this story is brought to life through vivid imagery and attention to historic detail. Readers are transported to an ancient village which will soon be forever changed due to the imminent Roman influence. The book follows the lives of Devout as she is finding her place in the world and (set seventeen years later) her daughter Hobble who, regardless of her physical disability, is the quickest in her community and brings the gift of seeing the future. This story speaks to the trauma of colonization while focusing on the importance of beliefs, practices, family, and community.


About the Author


Cathy Marie Buchanan is a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, The Day the Falls Stood Still was a New York Times bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection and a Canada Reads Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. Her second novel, The Painted Girls, was a New York Times bestseller, a #1 national bestseller in Canada, and was named a best book of the year by NPR, Good Housekeeping and Goodreads. Her third and most recent book, Daughter of Black Lake, was chosen as Best Fiction for Fall by Entertainment Weekly and Parade magazine. Her work has been translated into nine languages. Buchanan holds a BSc (Honours Biochemistry) and an MBA from Western University, and recently became a certified yoga instructor. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Educational Resources


Click the button below to access Cathy Marie Buchanan's 'Daughter of Black Lake Book Club Kit' in order to Read to Learn & Learn to Change with us!



Interview with Cathy Marie Buchanan

March 8, 2022 (International Women's Day)



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