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Nikolski: Beginning the journey

 

Greetings, fellow bookworms! It's your friendly neighbourhood geek girl, Kimberly@CBC (also @AliasGrace), here to moderate the discussion around Nikolski. This is a book that really spoke to me as someone from an eclectic ethnic and racial background. I found I could relate very easily to the migration stories of the characters. Even if your ancestors have stayed put since landing here in Canada, I think Nikolski is a story that is relatable because it captures the essence of our cultural mosaic.

Having grown up in a household where my mother was and continues to be a bit of a pack rat (sorry, mom!), I find the idea of "trash archaeology" particularly interesting. Do you think our garbage represents artifacts of our lives? What do you think the discarding or keeping of certain items says about the characters in the book?

— Kimberly

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