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Allison Kydd--Book Launch (Reading and Signing)

Wednesday Oct 25 2017 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove

Join Allison Kydd with guest reader Dave Margoshes at the Saskatoon launch of Few and Far.

Jilted by her near-beau in England, Florence Southam travels to the exotic new world of the Saskatchewan Prairies, both to attend the wedding of her cousin and to recover from her recent disappointment. Through Florence’s eyes, the reader encounters a Victorian settlement attempting to mimic society life in England. Cannington Manor is home to a medley of Canadians, British expatriates and would-be aristocrats. Despite outward appearances, Florence soon discovers that in Cannington Manor, social niceties quickly give way to the practicalities of survival and her own unquestioned beliefs are suddenly thrown into doubt by new possibilities of selfhood and the potential of finding love outside the conventional social norms of her upbringing.

After spending most of her adult life in cities (Regina, Winnipeg, Prince Albert, Windsor, and Edmonton), Allison Kydd returned to the country in 2008, settling in Indian Head, southeast Saskatchewan. There she published her first book in 2012, the novella Emily via the Greyhound Bus, (Thistledown Press), which was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award.

See:

Few and Far

- Trade paperback

by Allison Kydd - $19.95 - Add to Cart

Jilted by her near-beau in England, Florence Southam travels to the exotic new world of the Saskatchewan Prairies, both to attend the wedding of her closest friend and to recover from her recent disappointment. Through Florence's eyes, the reader encounters a Victorian settlement attempting to mimic society life in England. Cannington is home to a medley of Canadians, British expatriates and would-be aristocrats. Despite outward appearances, Florence soon discovers that in Cannington, social niceties quickly give way to the practicalities of survival, and her own unquestioned beliefs are suddenly thrown into doubt by new possibilities of selfhood, and the potential of finding love outside the conventional social norms of her upbringing.