7:30pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Admission is free*
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Ania Szado’s novel Beginning of Was was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Best First Book, Canada/Caribbean), nominated for the international Kiriyama Prize, and was named a NOW magazine Top Ten book. She lives in Toronto.
Studio Saint-Ex is a fictionalized account of the love triangle among Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, his wife, Consuelo, and a young fashion designer. Mignonne Lachapelle leaves Montreal for New York to make her name, but is swept away by the charms of France’s greatest living writer. Nothing about their relationship is simple, but the greatest complication comes in the form of a manuscript: Antoine’s work-in-progress, The Little Prince, a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss in the form of a young prince fallen to earth.
Billie Livingston is a fiction writer, poet, and sometime essayist. Greedy Little Eyes, her collection of short stories, was cited by The Globe and Mail as one of 2010's best books and subsequently won the CBC's Bookie Award as well as the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for Best Short Story Collection. Her latest novel, One Good Hustle, was long-listed for the Giller Prize.
One Good Hustle
The child of 2 con artists, 16-year-old Sammie Bell always prided herself on knowing the score. But now she finds herself backed into a corner after a hustle gone dangerously wrong. Sammie wants to be normal but fears that where she comes from makes that beyond the realm of possibility.
Patrick Taylor is a distinguished medical research worker, off-shore sailor, model boat-builder and seannachie. He received his medical education in Ireland and emigrated to Canada with his family, where he pursued a career in medical research and teaching. Taylor has always nurtured his creative side and he has published a number of works set in Northern Ireland, most notably the Irish country doctor series featuring Doctor Laverty.
An Irish Country Wedding
Love is in the air in the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Kitty O’Hallorhan. There’s a wedding to be planned, but before O’Reilly can make it to the altar, he and his young colleague, Barry Laverty, must deal with the usual round of eccentric patients—and crises both large and small.
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