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Winnipeg's Katherena Vermette, left, with Gov. Gen. David Johnston, was one of 14 recipients of the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for her book, North End Love Songs  The poetry book is up for an On the Same Page program award.

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Winnipeg's Katherena Vermette, left, with Gov. Gen. David Johnston, was one of 14 recipients of the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for her book, North End Love Songs The poetry book is up for an On the Same Page program award.

The Winnipeg Foundation and Winnipeg Public Library announced its shortlist for the On the Same Page program Monday.

The four nominees for the 2014-2015 program are:

Imagining Winnipeg: History Through the Photographs of L.B. Foote, by Esyllt W. Jones (2012, University of Manitoba Press)

North End Love Songs, by Katherena Vermette (2012, J. Gordon Shillingford)

Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg, by Bryan Scott and Winnipeg Free Press reporter Bartley Kives (2013, Great Plains Publications)

The Wittenbergs, by Sarah Klassen (2013, Turnstone Press)

Readers are encouraged to vote for which book Manitobans should read and talk about at the same time. Special events, author appearances and book giveaways will take place in conjunction with the book that garners the most votes.

Previous winners include Reading by Lightning by Joan Thomas; In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier; Juliana and the Medicine Fish by Jake MacDonald; and Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water, edited by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou.

Readers are encouraged to vote until Sept. 15 at http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/onthesamepage.asp. The winner will be announced in the fall.

 

 

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