Fernie Heritage Library invites you to join them in welcoming Angie Abdou to open the 2017-2018 Booked! Fernie Writer’s Series.
The Booked! Fernie Writers' Series is a firm favourite on the Fernie cultural calendar featuring some of Canada's best and brightest literary talents.
These events are popular and seats fill up fast; everyone is welcome to attend. These are free events, however a suggested donation of $10 assists in bringing in new and exciting authors for each event.
The evening begins at 7pm with refreshments and cash bar, author reading with Q&A at 8pm.
The new season launches on Thursday, September 14th, 2017, with Angie Abdou and her new novel 'In Case I Go,' and live entertainment from bluegrass band RedGirl.
Angie is a Canadian author whose publication record includes the novels The Bone Cage (a CBC Canada Reads finalist in 2011 defended by NHL star Georges Laraque) and, more recently, Between (2014, Arsenal Press). The latter, released in the fall, has been reviewed extremely favourably by critics in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Winnipeg Review, and Vancouver Sun, as well as by the book industry’s publication The Quill and Quire. It featured on the New York’s Library Journal List as a Top 13 Indie Pick for Spring 2015.
Angie won the 2012 MacEwan Book of the Year, and in doing so joined a prestigious group of authors, including Margaret Atwood and Yann Martel, as recipients of this prize. Between was named a “Best of 2014″ book by PRISM Magazine, 49th Shelf, and The Vancouver Sun. Angie is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University.
"Angie Abdou writes with power, grace, and a fearlessness that takes you deep inside a seldom-seen world. Masterful storytelling."
- Terry Fallis, author of The Best Laid Plans
ABOUT IN CASE I GO:
The latest by Angie Abdou: young Eli invokes the spirit, and the mistakes, of his great-great-grandfather.
In Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou's fifth work of fiction, Eli and his parents have returned to their family home in Coalton, a small mountain town. The parents, Nicholas and Lucy, hope that by escaping their hectic city lives, they will restore calm and stability to their marriage, but they find that once charming Coalton is no longer the remote idyll they remembered. Development of a high-end subdivision has disturbed a historic graveyard, drawing negative press from national media.
While Nicholas works long hours at the local coal mine and Lucy battles loneliness and depression, Eli befriends Mary, a troubled Ktunaxa girl who lives next door. Both children, troubled by visions of people and places long-forgotten, are challenged to account for past lives of seduction and betrayal. A new kind of ghost story, In Case I Go is about the many ways we're haunted by the misdeeds of our ancestors.
Booked! Events Continue:
For 3 years, the Fernie Heritage Library has welcomed some of the biggest names in Canadian writing for a highly anticipated reception that includes an author reading and Q&A followed by live music and lively discussion. The evenings begin with delicious complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The events draw crowds of up to 100 to fill the beautiful Fernie Heritage Library for an engaging evening celebrating the undeniable talents of each guest author.