May 25, 2011
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- All Islanders are invited to join an Island-wide
book club by reading Still Life by award-winning Canadian mystery author
Louise Penny, says Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Vessey.
 “Prince Edward Island’s public libraries play an important role in
promoting literacy. One Book One Island is a fun, new initiative that
will help foster an Island-wide discussion on reading,” said the
Minister. “I encourage all Islanders to join their friends, family and
neighbours in reading Still Life.”
 Still Life is the first in the author’s best selling Chief Inspector
Gamache series. In September, Penny will visit Prince Edward Island to
discuss her book and celebrate the One Book One Island program. Penny
will visit the Confederation Centre Public Library, the Montague Rotary
Library, and the Bibliothéque publique J.-Henri-Blanchard in Summerside.

 Copies of Still Life will be available from all 26 library branches in
a variety of formats, in both French and English. The Public Library
Service is also partnering with The Bookmark bookstore in Charlottetown
on this new initiative. Copies of Still Life will be available for
purchase from The Bookmark with a 10 per cent discount available to
those presenting a P.E.I. Public Library Service library card. 
 Throughout the summer, the library website will be updated with news
and information about One Book One Island. Visit to request a copy of the book, find
information about the author and her other books, get recommendations
for related books, find discussion questions for Still Life, or find
information about One Book One Island events at a local library branch.

Author Biography
 Louise Penny is the author of the international bestselling Chief
Inspector Gamache novels. Her books which are set in Quebec have debuted
on the New York Times bestseller list, and have won awards
internationally including the British Dagger, the Canadian Arthur Ellis,
the American Agatha, Anthony, and Barry awards. Louise made history in
2011 when she became a four-time consecutive winner of the prestigious
U.S. Agatha Award for Best Novel. She is also the only Canadian to have
won the literary prize. Her debut novel, Still Life, was named one of
the “Top Five Crime Fiction Books of the Decade” by Deadly Pleasures
 Louise’s latest novel, Bury Your Dead, has been nominated for the
Barry Award for Best Novel, and for the Independent Mystery Booksellers’
Dilys Award for “The Most Enjoyable Book to Sell in 2010.” Bury Your
Dead was named Best Crime Novel of 2010 by The American Library
Association, and was also named “Book of the Week” by The London Times
 Louise Penny was a CBC journalist for many years before discovering
her passion and talent for writing novels. She was born and raised in
Toronto, and now lives in a picturesque village in Quebec with her
husband. For more information on Louise Penny and the C.I. Gamache crime
series, visit her website
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Trina O'Brien Leggott
Chief Librarian
Confederation Centre Public Library
P.O. Box 7000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 8J8

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