Booked! Fernie Writers’ Series next event is on Friday March 10th 2017. Caroline Adderson will be reading from and discussing her novel Ellen in Pieces. This event is held at the Fernie Heritage Library. Doors open at 7pm, for live entertainment, refreshments and snacks, reading starts at 8pm.
Books are available at Polar Peek Books or at the Library the evening of the event.
About the book:
Ellen McGinty: sexy, impulsive, loud-mouthed, chock full of regrets. In middle age she sells the house she raised her daughters in, slips off the shell of her old life, and steps out for a first, tentative foray into real contentment—directly into the path of a man twenty years her junior. Her story explodes into multiple points of view. Through the eyes of her lover, Matt, her ex-husband, Larry, her two daughters (one a former addict), her grandson, and her friends, we watch Ellen negotiate her tumultuous life as the pieces of who she is finally come together. In its entirety, Ellen in Pieces explores love in its varied forms, the nature of regret (and the possibility of recovery from it), and that greatest human test, mortality.
Exquisitely written, absorbing and intelligent, this new novel by Caroline Adderson shows her at the top of her form. Ellen in Pieces is a deeply affecting story, an emotional mirror for all our lives.
About Caroline Adderson:
Caroline Adderson is the author of four novels A History of Forgetting, Sitting Practice. The Sky is Falling, Ellen in Pieces, two collections of short stories Bad Imaginings, Pleased To Meet You as well as books for young readers. She is also the editor of and co-contributor to Vancouver Vanishes. Her work has received numerous prize nominations including the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Winner of two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, Caroline was the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement.