The common themes of economic hardship and environmental concern are brought to the forefront in ACAP Cape Breton’s “Pages for the Planet” fall book club pick, A Possible Madness by Frank Macdonald. Macdonald’s novel tells the tale of the fictional town of Shean, Cape Breton, as its residents struggle to find prosperity while wondering if the environmental damage of opening a new coal mine is worth the money.
Frank Macdonald is an award-winning author from Inverness. A long-time columnist for the Inverness Oran, Macdonald is also an accomplished writer of poetry, short stories, drama, and songs. A Possible Madness has been long-listed for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and is an Atlantic Book Awards finalist.
“We have been very pleased with the success of previous discussions,” says Susan King, Executive Director at ACAP Cape Breton. “Our book club provides a unique opportunity to get people talking about important environmental issues.” [READ MORE ABOUT ACAP’S BOOK CLUB HERE]
Readers interested in making a light, but thought-provoking, addition to their fall reading list can drop into ACAP Cape Breton to borrow a copy for a $5 deposit. The book club discussion will be held on Tuesday, November 5th at 7pm at ACAP’s Centre for Sustainable Communities on 582 George Street, Sydney. Everyone is welcome to participate and light refreshments will be provided.
ACAP Cape Breton is a non-profit, charitable community organization that integrates environmental, social and economic factors into projects focusing on action, education and ecosystem planning.