Media Release: May-June Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – Chasia’s Enchantment: Mediations, Poems, Inspirations by Hilda Chasia Smith, published by Durvile Publications. The video announcement can be viewed here.

Drawing upon wisdom and teachings of the Torah, Pranayama yoga, and her own virtuosity for living a peaceful life, Hilda Chasia Smith’s guided meditations and inspirational words take us on journeys of calmness and joy. From Pranayama come essences of breath, mindfulness, and inner peace. From teachings of the Torah and Kabbala come kindness, compassion, humility, and self-respect. These motifs work together with love to immerse us into the enchanted world of Hilda Chasia Smith.

Over the course of May and June, readers will have the chance to participate in online book club discussions over Facebook, Twitter, or through the Alberta Reads webpage. Further book club events, questions and programming will be announced in the following weeks. 

We encourage Albertans to purchase a copy of Chasia’s Enchantment from their local independent bookstore. Additionally, Alberta public library patrons can borrow book club titles as eBooks for free using

Find book club questions, author and publisher information, and details on future Alberta Reads Book Club titles by visiting the Alberta Reads Book Club webpage. Join the ongoing conversation by following #ABreads and #ABbooks on social media.


For more information contact:

Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director

Lorene Shyba, Publisher

Download the PDF Media Release

Watch the announcement video on YouTube


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