Jen Sookfong Lee - Photo courtesy of Sherri Koop Photography
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan - Photo courtesy of Eric Tortora Pato
Join us for an evening of bold storytelling that examines the unexpected trajectories each decision can set in motion and the lingering echo of the road not taken.
Harmless Like You, the internationally acclaimed debut novel by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, is set across New York, Berlin and Connecticut, following the stories of Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and Yuki’s son Jay who, as an adult in the present day, is forced to confront his mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old. An unforgettable novel about the complexities of identity, art, adolescent friendships and familial bonds, it offers a unique exploration of love, loneliness and reconciliation.
Been in the
Storm So Long
, by Saskatchewan Book Award winner Terry Jordan, is one man’
s journey from the East Coast of Canada to New Orleans and back, from whaler to thief, murder accomplice to father and husband, alive to dead and back (more than once). At once provocative and meditative, is a picturesque portrait of a time and place, and an individual’s struggle for forgiveness.
Moving between present and past,
The Conjoined, by Vancouver author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee, examines the myth of social heroism and traces the often-hidden fractures that divide our diverse cities. On a sunny May morning, social worker Jessica Campbell sorts through her mother’s belongings after her recent funeral. In the basement, she makes a shocking discovery—two dead girls curled into the bottom of her mother’s chest freezers. The complicated truths she uncovers force her to take stock of own life.
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children’s literacy programs.