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Allyn M. Manuel Night Table Recommendations

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:01pm

Reading is a journey - an opportunity to explore the unknown. When I read, a book must meet this expectation, transporting me to different parts of the globe and acquainting me with the arts of a foreign culture. Two examples of this which I am currently reading are A Girl Made of Dust by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi and The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim.

A Girl Made of Dust is a story about an eight-year-old girl, maturing into an adult during the civil war in the 1980s, in a small village of Lebanon near Beirut. The Calligrapher's Daughter portrays the life of a young girl growing up in the homogeneous society of South Korea in the early twentieth century. It is my hope that Morning Calm will too enrich readers with such cultural appreciation.


Allyn M. Manuel teaches Business and Academic writing and English as an Additional Language (EAL). She draws on her experiences living and teaching in South Korea as the inspiration for her novel. She currently lives with her fiance and their daughter in Winnipeg.

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of her first novel, Morning Calm, this Thursday April 25th at 8:00 in Prairie Ink Restaurant.

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