Blue Heron Books is on my map. How could you fail in the book business with a name like Shelley Macbeth? She runs great events and never disappoints with hundreds in attendance. She knows each of her customers and their tastes. Shelley is that great combination of woman of letters and an entrepreneur. Her staff loves books and thrive on recommendations. —
Others are figuring out what we already knew — Sarita Mandanna’s Tiger Hills is going to be big! Check out this article from the Toronto Star on the rising literary star. For those who managed to get tickets to our Experience India event with Sarita it will serve as an excellent appetizer. Both nights are now sold out!
As the first girl born to the Nachimada family in over 60 years, the beautiful Devi is the object of adoration of her entire family. Strong-willed and confident, she befriends the shy Devanna, a young boy whose mother has died under tragic circumstances. The two quickly become inseparable, until Devi meets Machu the tiger killer, a hunter of great repute and a man of much honour and pride. Soon they fall deeply in love, an attraction that drives a wedge between Devi and Devanna. It is this tangled relationship among the three that leads to a devastating tragedy—an event that forever changes their fates and has unforeseen and far-reaching consequences for generations to come.
Our new neighbour Lisa Hutchinson of The Passionate Cook’s Essentials (68 Brock Street W.) and our own Shelley Macbeth loved Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna so much that we got in touch with Penguin Canada and arranged an evening with Sarita.
Sarita and Lisa are going to collaborate on a menu that reflects the culinary tastes of the Coorg area in South-west India.
Sit and break bread with Sarita, discuss the book, discuss the food and go home with a signed copy of Tiger Hills and a copy of the evening’s recipes. Very limited seating. Wednesday, April 20, 2011.