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. —
Blue Heron Books, in conjunction with the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront is pleased to present an evening with Booker nominee Yvvette Edwards and Sarah Winman. Edwards novel A Cupboard Full of Coats is redolent of Monica Ali and Zadie Smith. It is a searing story of family, jealousy, and tragic betrayal. Fourteen years ago Jinx’s mother was brutally murdered. When Lemon, an old family friend, turns up Jinx is forced to confront her past. But Lemon has his own secrets, and together they unravel an unforgettable family drama. Edwards’s narrative is delivered with an uncompromising bite that announces a new talent in British fiction.
When God was a Rabbit is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fiction. Sarah Winman’s novel spans four decades, from 1968 onwards. This is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives. It is a story about childhood and growing up, loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life. Stripped down to its bare bones, it’s about the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
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