The eh List Author Series lineup for September
Here at 'eh List Central' we are keen to provide Toronto with the finest festival of Canadian letters anywhere in town. The fall 2012 list is pretty close to our model season: mystery, local flavour, literary titles, expert interviewers, some of the country's best mystery writers, great comedy... in all, a wide swath of Canadiana with enough variety to keep even the most critical minds happy.
There is a lot on offer, and so, I'm going to give it to you in three separate blogs. We'll start today with September.
The eh List for Fall: Author Visits in September
This fall, we are bringing a fantastic lineup of authors and books to libraries across town. We hope you enjoy our selection of some of the best books of the season and the authors who wrote them. Come on out and hear a short reading, ask some questions, and buy or borrow a copy of the book! Previews will be available in several branches. Check the website for specifics. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/programs-and-classes/featured/eh-list.jsp
The eh List returns to Taylor Memorial branch at Warden Ave. and Kingston Road, and we kick off the season on Sept. 11 at 7 pm with Cordelia Strube’s newest novel, Milosz. This is a book with a cast of very quirky
characters and more twists than a bowl of noodles. Everything is not what it seems. Strube’s characters come to life in surprising ways, and they learn very deep and difficult lessons about life, love and how a son ought to be with his mother. Come and meet the author. Be prepared to laugh and cry.
Barbara Frum branch presents Edeet Ravel, back on The eh List with a new and poignant novel. Ravel will be with us on S
ptember 12 with The Cat, the story of a grieving mother and the burden which saves her life. Ravel will also visit Northern District library on Thursday, September 27 at 2 pm.
Katrina Onstad will visit Northern District on Sept. 18 with her hit novel, Everybody Has Everything, a heart-rending story of commitment and the challenge of instant parenthood. The novel asks tough questions about life, parenthood and the challenges we all face. Onstad will also visit Runnymede branch on October 11 at 7 pm.
Emma Donoghue is back. Following her major success with Room, she presents a collection of historical curiosities collected and presented as Astray. These short stories are polished little gems. Built on historical events and people, all of them reveal characters who have gone off track in some way. Come and meet Emma Donoghue at the Appel Salon at The Toronto Reference Library on September 19th. Free tickets are required for all events in the Salon. Head here to get yours: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Em=1&Entt=RDM117307&R=117307
The Western Light is a wonderful tale spun by veteran CanLit scribbler Susan Swan. While this delightful coming-of-age story is a prequel to The Wives of Bath, it certainly stands on its own and may well enter the cannon of Canadian classics. Great characters, wonderful historical gems and enough mystery to keep you guessing, this is a terrific read from one of our national favourites. Join us for a reading and discussion between Swan and novelist Elizabeth Ruth at Toronto Reference Library on Sept. 27 at 7 pm.
Coming in October: Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin; Kamal Al-Solaylee; Farzana Doctor; Jan Wong, Peter Robinson, Scott Fotheringham...