CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2012
Watch Corey Mintz demonstrate the Five Don’ts of Dinner Parties and then join us to learn what you should do!
Do you love a good dinner party, but are secretly just a little too intimidated to host one? Are you too worried that your culinary talents don’t measure up to those of your friends? Well you are not alone, but fear not as we are here to help!
On June 19th, join Blue Heron books and the Passionate Cook’s Essentials for an intimate dinner party with Corey Mintz. Corey has been hosting dinner parties for years, he also writes a column for the Toronto Star based on the dinner parties he hosts. He has just recently authored the book “How to host a dinner party”
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The Al Purdy A-Frame Association has issued a call for applications from poets and writers at all stages of their careers who wish to take a residency at Al Purdy’s legendary A-Frame in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County. Residencies may be for a period of one to three months between April 1st and November 30th of 2014. Travel expenses and a monthly honorarium will be paid. Follow the link for more details.
The Arthur Ellis Awards honour excellence in CRIME WRITING, and are not restricted to mystery writing. The categoryincludes more than the traditional whodunit. The genre encompasses detective, espionage, mystery, suspense, thriller and the aforementioned crime writing. Fictional or non-fictional accounts are considered.
Here is a link to this years finalists.
In the style of the Time Traveller’s Wife – An unbelievable but convincingly told tale.
Mill St. Books, Almont
In the waning months of World War II, young Evelyn Roe’s life is transformed when she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier, all but completely buried in the heavy red-clay soil on her family’s farm in North Carolina. When Evelyn rescues the stranger, it quickly becomes clear he is not a simple man. As innocent as a newborn, he recovers at an unnatural speed, and then begins to change—first into Evelyn’s mirror image, and then into her complement, a man she comes to know as Adam.
Evelyn and Adam fall in love, sharing a connection that reaches to the essence of Evelyn’s being. But the small town where they live is not ready to accept the likes of Adam, and his unusual origin becomes the secret at the center of their seemingly normal marriage.
Adam proves gifted with horses, and together he and Evelyn establish a horse-training business. They raise five daughters, each of whom possesses something Continue reading
The meeting will take place at the Tin Mill, 53 Toronto St. N.
Dinner, for those interested, will be at 6:30 pm.
Book discussion usually starts around 7:30 – 7:45.
All are welcome.
“This graceful, assured first novel tells the remarkable story of the long-lived affair between Frank Lloyd Wright, a passionate and impossible figure, and Mamah Cheney, a married woman whom Wright beguiled and led beyond the restraint of convention. It is engrossing, provocative reading.”
Susanna Kearsley is coming to brunch on April 28th to launch her latest novel, The Firebird.
About the novel:
Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes sees images; glimpses of those who have owned it before.,
But when a woman offers her boss, one of London’s premier dealers in Russian art, a small wooden carving for sale, claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine, it’s a problem. There’s no proof. Sebastian believes that the plain carving—known as “The Firebird”—is worthless. But Nicola’s held it, and she knows the woman is telling the truth, and is in desperate need of the money the sale of the heirloom could bring.
Compelled to help, Nicola turns to a man she once left, and still loves: Rob McMorran, whose own psychic gifts are far greater than hers. With Rob to help her “see” the past, she follows a young girl named Anna from Scotland to Belgium and on into Russia where they unearth a tale of love and sacrifice, of courage and redemption.
Susanna will be interviewed by Ingrid Ruthig, writer, editor, visual artist and retired architect.
Join us at Wooden Sticks Golf Club, 11:00am
Tickets are $25 and include a full brunch.
Spring is sprung, the grass is ris’ – what if this spring the grass is gone? Join Liz Primeau, author of Front Yard Gardens, for a one day workshop to learn how to transform a manicured lawn into an eye catching front garden that requires no chemicals and little watering. Never mow the lawn again!
Bring a sketch of the layout of your front garden and go home with a plan… Continue reading
Blue Heron is:
As a one-time publicist and a forever fan of books and reading, I can’t speak highly enough about Blue Heron Books and the community it rallies around visiting authors who, truly, are treated like celebrities. It’s no exaggeration to say that as someone who has attended her fair share of readings, Blue Heron’s are among the most magical and engaging. —