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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Haunted Bookstore - TONIGHT!!

Join us on October 30th at 6 p.m. for a Halloween party at Librairie Drawn and Quarterly. Come get tricked! Come get treated! Enjoy the spooky d├ęcor, celebrate the launch of Emily Pohl-Weary’s book Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl and listen to scary readings about monsters of a feminine persuasion from Emily Pohl-Weary and Suzanne Sutherland’s new books. They will be joined by special guests Mike Spry, Adam Leith Gollner, Marianne Ackerman and Mary Soderstrom!


Eighteen-year-old rock star Sam Lee isn’t like other girls. She’s the super-talented bass player and songwriter for an all-girl indie band and an incurable loner. Then one night after a concert in Central Park, she’s attacked by a “wild dog.”

Suddenly, this long-time vegetarian is craving meat—the bloodier, the better. Sam finds herself with an unbelievable secret and no one she trusts to share it. So begin the endless lies to cover up the hairy truth ...

Praise for Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl:
That's the setup, and Pohl-Weary handles it beautifully. The story is fast and superbly told, and the characters are fantastically likable and believable. Wolf Girl is a YA werewolf novel that's not afraid to show us the sex and violence of the wolf-story, not afraid of ratcheting up the tension and the fear, but still firmly age-appropriate.  -Boing Boing

Award-winning author Emily Pohl-Weary is a founder of the Toronto Street Writers, a free writing group for inner-city youth in the neighbourhood where she grew up. Pohl-Weary has published five books, a series of comics, and a literary magazine. Her biography of her grandmother Judith Merril, Better to Have Loved (co-authored with Merril), won the Hugo Award and was shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award.


Suzanne Sutherland is a Toronto-based writer. Her short fiction has appeared in various magazines and literary journals such as Descant and Steel Bananas, and she is the co-founder of the Toronto Zine Library. When We Were Good is her first book.


Marianne Ackerman: playwright, novelist, journalist, Marianne has an MA in drama from the University of Toronto and a BA in political science from Carleton. She founded Rover in 2008 as a platform for good critical writing and comment on the arts. 





 
Adam Leith Gollner has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, and Lucky Peach. The former editor of Vice Magazine, his first book is The Fruit Hunters, which was recently adapted into a feature-length documentary film. The Book of Immortality is his second book. He lives in Montreal.
Mary Soderstrom was born in the United States, but moved to Montreal when she was 25 and is now a Canadian citizen. Her articles have been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Plant and Garden and the Globe and Mail. She has published works of both fiction and non-fiction, including novels, short story collections, children’s fiction and books dealing with nature and the environment. Her book Green City: People, Nature & Urban Spaces was selected as one of The Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2007. Her new book, Desire Lines, will be launched here at the bookstore on November 6th.
Mike Spry is the Editor-in-Chief of The Barnstormer and co-host of Kaufman & Spry. He's the author of JACK (Snare Books, 2008), which was shortlisted for the 2009 Quebec Writers’ Federation A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and he was longlisted for the 2010 Journey Prize. His most recent work is Distillery Songs (Insomniac Press, 2011), which was shortlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award. Bourbon & Eventide is forthcoming from Invisible Publishing in the spring.

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