7:30pm on Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Susan Juby is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Getting the Girl and Another Kind of Cowboy, as well as the bestselling Alice series. Her most recent books for adults are The Woefield Poultry Collective and a follow-up, The Republic of Dirt. Juby lives on Vancouver Island.
The Republic of Dirt
In this follow-up to The Woefield Poultry Collective, we once again meet Prudence Burns, an overly idealistic Brooklynite who has inherited a derelict Farm, and her motley crew of farm hands. When Prudence is felled by a mysterious health condition, things on the farm begin to fall apart, resulting in valiant and sometimes ill-advised attempts to restore domestic bliss. The Republic of Dirt is about what happens when passions collide with pride and what it takes to save each other, our small part of the planet, and ourselves.
Julie Paul is the author of two story collections, The Jealousy Bone and her latest The Pull of the Moon. Her stories, poems, and essays have been published in numerous journals, including the New Quarterly, the Malahat Review, the Fiddlehead and Geist. She lives in Victoria.
The Pull of the Moon
A Globe and Mail top 100 pick for 2014, The Pull of the Moon examines what happens in the lives of characters who discover shocking truths about the people they thought they knew best. With her keen poet’s eye, Julie Paul examines human nature and animal instinct, as her characters try to negotiate their impulses and desires. Ultimately, they want what most of us want: connection, belonging, love, and forgiveness.
Vancouver-based Marguerite Pigeon is a former journalist and traveller turned writer of fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in Grain, subTerrain, and The Dalhousie Review. Her first poetry collection, Inventory, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. Pigeon currently lives in Vancouver, where she works as a freelance editor.
Some Extremely Boring Drives
A collection of short stories, filled with lost souls drifting through exotic locales, reinventing themselves on the fly. Pigeon’s gifts for quick characterization and muscular dialogue are on full display in this collection.