Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

One Night At the Call Center

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I just finished reading One Night At The Call Center by Chetan Bhagat - a wonderful book giving a glimpse into the lives of some young people working at a telephone call centre in Gurgaon, India, and about the choices we make and the responsibility we have for our own happiness.

Worked a couple of midnight shifts at the shelter over the weekend. Walked to work as the storm swirled over the town. The roads weren't ploughed and the town was silent without cars. I got to spend my shifts with brave women, and came home in the morning to the neighbour kids sledding down the mountains in the yards. It was a good weekend.

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Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis is the acclaimed author of over 18 books and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Vicky Metcalfe Award for a body of work, the Governor General’s Award, the Africana Book Award, the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Honour, and the Red Cedar Award. She has traveled the world to meet with and hear the stories of children marginalized by war, illness, and poverty, and has recorded their stories for others to read and learn from.

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