Congratulations to Alice Munro
2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Bookseller Shelley Macbeth of Blue Heron Books (Uxbridge, ON), recommended Andre Alexis 's Fifteen Dogs on 49th Shelf , and gushed that the novel was her pick for a Giller nomination this year!
An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.
- I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence.
- I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals - any animal you like - would be even more unhappy than humans are, if they were given human intelligence.
And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change.
Three of Canada’s acclaimed writers read from their work, and talk with MC Ted Barris and the audience. Presented by Blue Heron Books.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Uxbridge Music Hall
Tickets $15 (includes refreshments). Tickets from Blue Heron Books or at the door.
Ted Barris is an accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster. As well as hosting stints on CBC Radio and regular contributions to the Globe and Mail and National Post, Barris has authored 16 non-fiction books and is a full-time professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. He has also written a weekly newspaper column – The Barris Beat – for more than 20 years. Visit his website at tedbarris.com.
- Mon 10 - 6
- Tues 10 - 6
- Wed 10 - 6
- Thurs 10 - 7
- Fri 10 - 7
- Sat 10 - 5
- Sun 11-4
Wed. Jun 15, 7:30pm, Blue Heron Books Studio, Book Club - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Wed. May 18, 7:30pm, Blue Heron Books Studio, Book Club - The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami
Wed. May 18th, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha
Tues. May 17th, 7pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 109 Franklin St, Uxbridge, Unflinching with Jody Mitic
Tues. May 10, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Dessert and Coffee with Jim Lynch and Helen Simonson
Sat. Apr. 30th, 10 - 5pm, Blue Heron Books Store and Studio, Authors for Indies
Apr. 24th - May 15th, Blue Heron Books Studio, I Love Art Books Exhibit and Sale of Children’s Book Illustrations
Sat. Apr. 23rd, 1 - 2:30pm, Blue Heron Books Studio, Shakespeare and Champagne with the Bard's Bad Boy - Kenneth Welsh