Next Year, For Sure by Zoe Leigh Peterson
I devoured this book and it has attached itself to me like a favourite sweater. Peterson’s portrayal of the complexity of relationships – with others and with ourselves – is nuanced and powerful. I found myself holding my breath at times and then pausing to inhale the words to allow them to permeate my body with simultaneous joy, pain, self-reflection, and curiosity. This book will be reread, given as a gift, and will sit on my shelf as a reminder that the story I tell myself about who I am is not necessarily simple but it is mine.
I support the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library because they are dedicated volunteers committed to supporting one of the most important civic institutions. They share VPL’s values of access for all – one of the most important pillars of public libraries. Through commitment, enthusiasm, and hard work the Friends of the VPL make Vancouver’s libraries even better for the users. Friends of the VPL are a key part of our community!
Kyla Epstein is the Chair of the VPL Board of Trustees, and is in her fourth term as a trustee.