The summer will sadly be finally over and that sad goodbye can only be buoyed by a good book or a delicious cocktail! Join us Sunday October 29 at 5:00pm at Famous Last Words!
Bethlehem Terrefe Gebreyohannes brings us her beautiful, thrilling and heart-wrenching memoir, Fire Walkers, about her family’s escape from a totalitarian regime of a 1980 Ethiopia. What started out as a vacation ended after 15 months in Lethbridge Alberta. We cannot wait to hear Beth read from her personal story.
Sam Shelstad “Infused with dark humour, each of the sixteen stories (in Cop House) included in the collection explores the absurdity of life when the things that really matter are placed just out of reach.”
Melinda Vandenbeld Giles “An evocative and sweeping tale of myth and magic, from a seventeenth-century escaped slave community in northern Brazil to 1930s Rio de Janeiro, Clara Awake will take you on a sensual journey of intense passion, intrigue and love.“
Camilla Grudova joins us the day before she flies to Winnipeg for her prairie launch of The Doll’s Alphabet. “The stories’ principal emotion is melancholy disgust, often tinged with longing and dread. Grudova name-checks Hans Christian Andersen, Isak Dinesen, and Ovid; her characters metamorphose into wolves, insects, machines.”
Dane Swan He doesn’t Hurt People Anymore: “These seven slices of urban life offer a poet turning his hand to fiction with masterful results. Swift, precise, unflinching but compassionate, Swan’s tales are bound together by his insight into the compromises we make to stay afloat, and the moments when we confront the deals we’ve made or betrayed. Into the ways we hurt, and the ways we heal.”