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Alison Preston -- Book Launch

Thursday Oct 06 2011 8:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Launch of The Girl in the Wall (Signature Editions).

Former Inspector Frank Foote has left the Winnipeg Police force and gone into home renovations. Tearing down a wall on a job one day he finds the skeleton of a small female. On the trail to discover the girl’s identity Frank finds himself drawn back into the past and into the world of the unusual Mrs. Mortimer who lived nearby and had a short-lived business taking photographs of the dead.

Alison Preston was born and raised in Winnipeg. After trying on a number of other Canadian cities, she returned to her home town, where she currently resides. All of her books, including A Blue and Golden Year, The Rain Barrel Baby and The Geranium Girls, are set in the Norwood Flats area of Winnipeg. A graduate of the University of Winnipeg and a letter carrier for 28 years, Alison has been twice nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. She was also shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for Cherry Bites and the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher for Sunny Dreams.


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The Girl in the Wall

- Trade paperback

by Alison Preston - $16.95 - Add to Cart

Winner of the 2012 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. Former Inspector Frank Foote has left the Winnipeg Police force and gone into home renovations, but after tearing down a wall on...

Cherry Bites

- Trade paperback

by Alison Preston - $16.95 - Add to Cart

On a summer afternoon in 1954 a jealous four-year-old girl named Cherry Ring bites her baby brother Pete on the cheek. She bites him so hard that little Pete needs a skin graft to repair ...

Geranium Girls

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by Alison Preston - $16.95 - Add to Cart

Beryl Kate, a letter carrier who lives in the Winnipeg neighbourhood of the Norwood Flats, goes out for a hike one beautiful spring morning and trips over a body in the woods of St.Vital ...

Rain Barrel Baby

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by Alison Preston - $16.95 - Add to Cart

Frank Foote's quiet Winnipeg neighbourhood is greening into summer when a dead baby is discovered in his neighbour's rain barrel. Frank is a cop. He's seen a lot of crime scenes, but th...

A Blue and Golden Year

- Trade paperback

by Alison Preston - $16.95 - Add to Cart

This story takes place alternately between a Candian prairie city and a small coastal town in Mexico. In Canada we follow the complex relationships of Audrey Laird and her sister Lillian,...

Sunny Dreams

- Trade paperback

by Alison Preston - $16.95 - Add to Cart

On a spring morning in 1925 Sunny Palmer disappears from her baby carriage in Picardy's restaurant in downtown Winnipeg. It happens in seconds when big sister Violet and her mother wander...


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