Books & Brunch

with Shelley Wood

Books & Brunch


(price does not include service charge)


Saturday, May 11
Dockside Restaurant
1253 Johnston Street

Kicking off this new quarterly series is Shelley Wood, lauded author of The Quintland Sisters, “a gorgeously written novel about miracles, love and resilience” that explores the true story of the Dionne Quintuplets, born in Ontario in 1934.

The only quintuplets known to have survived infancy, the girls were first made wards of the state and then into a tourist attraction by the Ontario government. More than 6,000 people visited the observation gallery each day to view the sisters in their nursery.

Steeped in research, The Quintland Sisters is a novel of love, heartache and enduring sisterhood—a fictional, coming-of-age story bound up in one of the strangest Canadian true tales of the 20th century.

Ticket holders will hear from Wood about the novel, while enjoying Dockside’s Great Canadian Brunch overlooking False Creek, with dishes including:

  • Butter pastries such as danishes, croissants and pain au chocolate;
  • Fresh fruit with seasonal berries;
  • Scrambled (cage free) eggs with chives and aged cheddar cheese;
  • Maple smoked bacon and honey and thyme pork bangers;
  • Roasted herbed Roma tomatoes;
  • Crispy fried potatoes with lemon chili salt;
  • Freshly brewed coffee and assorted teas.

Don’t miss the perfect Mother’s Day treat or opportunity to find your favourite new Book Club read.

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Books & Brunch

Shelley Wood’s short fiction and essays have appeared in the New Quarterly, Room, the Antigonish Review, carte blanche, Causeway Lit, and the Globe and Mail. Born and raised in Vancouver, she divides her time between a home in Kelowna, BC, and a job in New York, NY, where she is the editorial director at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and the managing editor at