Gail Anderson-Dargatz

The Spawning Grounds

September 2016 pick

Librarians are the ultimate readers, so when my novel The Spawning Grounds was chosen by library staff across the country as a #1 Loan Stars pick, I celebrated as if I had just won a major literary prize. It’s an immense honour to have a book selected by such a well-read and informed ‘jury.’ Loan Stars library displays and promotion gave the novel a huge boost and helped it find a readership. But my real appreciation for the program comes as a reader rather than a writer. Loan Stars has become my trusted go-to resource for reading, and when gift-giving, I choose from Loan Stars picks.