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After studying politics and international development at University, Canadian author Susanna Kearsley worked as a museum curator before turning her hand to writing. Winner of the UK’s Catherine Cookson Fiction prize, Kearsley’s writing has been compared to Mary Stewart, Daphne DuMaurier and Diana Gabaldon. Her novels — which include Mariana (1995), Named of the Dragon (1998), Season of Storms (2001), The Winter Sea (2008), The Rose Garden (2011), The Firebird (2013) and The Splendour Falls (2014) — have been translated into several languages, selected for the Mystery Guild, condensed for Reader’s Digest, and optioned for film. She also writes classic thrillers under the name of Emma Cole.

Her latest novel, A Desperate Fortune, is another well-crafted combination of modern-day and historical intrigue. For nearly 300 years, the encrypted journal of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas has lain unread, its secrets hidden from prying eyes. Now, amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas has been hired to crack the journal’s cipher. But when she arrives in Paris, Sara finds herself besieged by complications from all sides: the journal’s reclusive owner, her charming Parisian neighbour, and Mary, whose journal turns out to be a first-hand account of her part in a dangerous intrigue in the first wintry months of 1732.

Join Susanna Kearsley and special guest Genevieve Graham, author of Tides of Honour, at oue Winnipeg store on May 12, 7:30 pm in a co-presentation with the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, hosted by Maureen Fergus.


A Desperate Fortune

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From the bestselling author of The Firebird, comes a new, exquisitely crafted novel of modern-day and historical intrigue.For nearly 300 years, the mysterious journal of Jacobite exile Ma...

The Firebird

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Whoever dares to seek the firebird may find the journey--and its ending-- unexpected. Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes sees images, glimpses o...

Mariana

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The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she's at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for ...

Named of the Dragon

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When invited to Wales for the Christmas holidays, literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw hopes to escape the nightmares that have plagued her since the death of her baby five years before. But sho...

The Rose Garden

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When Eva's film star sister Katrina dies, she leaves California and returns to Cornwall, where they spent their childhood summers, to scatter Katrina's ashes and in doing so return her ...

Season of Storms

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In the 1920s, in a beautiful Italian villa called Il Piacere, the playwright Galeazzo D'Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and his mistress, his most enduring obsession and t...

The Shadowy Horses

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Verity Grey is thrilled to be asked to join archaeologist Peter Quinnell's dig in the Scottish borders, but after her first day she isn't so sure. Quinnell, having spent his whole life s...

The Winter Sea

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History has all but forgotten the spring of 1708, when an invasion fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his cr...

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