CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2012
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.
Just confirmed that Joseph Boyden, author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce will be in Uxbridge on November 1st, the day after his October 31st birthday!
We can’t wait to read his new book, The Orenda, and you can whet your appetite with an excerpt that has been published on the Hamish Hamilton website. Check it out here.
Tickets $25 (includes full brunch)
A novel about the simple truths that transcend species, about the meaning of family, the lure of belonging, and the capacity for survival. Walt and Judy are deeply in love, but Judy longs for a child and finds that life is holding few surprises. Walt measures all beauty against that of Judy but doesn’t want her eyes to get any sadder. They stay side by side and search for distractions, realizing they may never have a family. Enter Looee, who changes everything.
Colin McAdam has written for Harpers’ and The Walrus. His novel Some Great Thing won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in the U.K. His second novel, Fall, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and awarded the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennon Prize. He lives in Toronto.
Studio Saint-Ex is an imaginative, sensual exploration of the creation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince, set in a moodily evocative 1940’s New York. It is an imagined love triangle reminiscent of The Paris Wife. In depicting the breathtaking collision between desire and art, passion and inspiration, Szado spins a tale that will make you view this beloved classic in an entirely different, and very surprising, way. – Melanie Benjamin, author of The Aviator’s Wife.
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.
On Sunday the studio was filled to capacity for James Rollins visit to Blue Heron Books. Fans came from as far away as Detroit and Ottawa to meet the author on one of only two stops he was making in Canada! His fan base in the Uxbridge area were just as stoked at the opportunity!
A Cup of Coffee with James Rollins
James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets–and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.
Sunday, February 10th, 10:00am at Blue Heron Studio. Tickets are $30 (include a $15 book voucher and refreshments and a donation to the G-Moms of Port Perry in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation)
In the Blue Heron Studio, author and WCDR member will launch her new book That Dreaded “C” Word: Our Journey with Cancer. A memoir based on her experience navigating the difficult and unfamiliar landscape of chemo, radiation, oncology wards that coloured her husband’s journey with cancer.
In store on Saturday, March 2nd at 2:00pm.
Here are the next few book club picks for the store book club. Location and book details to follow…
February 20: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, presented by Janet
March 20: 419 by Will Ferguson, presented by Anjie
April 24: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, presented by Lesa
May 15: Painted Girls by Catherine Buchanan, presented by Sherrill
June 19: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, presented by Nathalie – and hosted at a house, somewhere in rural Uxbridge (as opposed to townie Uxbridge), details to follow at a later date!
Feb 2/3 Comedy Improv Workshops – with Daniel Bagg and Christina Demunda
Feb 4th Learn to Draw with Sarah Holtby
Feb 5th, 2013 Writing Down the Winter A 6-week Writing Exploration with Dorothea Helms, The Writing Fairy®
Feb 5th The Un-Drawing Course with Fly Freeman
Feb 9th, 2013 Weaving the Love Story Into Your Work with Susanna Kearsley
Feb 10, 2013 Natural Horsemanship Workshop with Licensed Parelli Professional Judy Griffiths
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. —