Account Login Winnipeg Toll-Free: 1-800-561-1833 SK Toll-Free: 1-877-506-7456 Contact & Locations

Select Location:

A list of all upcoming events hosted by McNally Robinson Booksellers. If you are planning to attend an event in person, please pay close attention to city and location details. You may also sort this list by location to narrow your search.

    1 2 3 -   Next >

Evan J. Book Launch (THIN AIR 2021)

Saturday Oct 16 2021 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Streaming on YouTube, Winnipeg

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Evan J's debut poetry collection Ripping down half the trees (McGill-Queen's University Press). This event features a reading and a conversation hosted by Teresa Horosko. Presented as part of THIN AIR 2021: The Winnipeg International Writers Festival

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

Some poems can live without souls / but mine remain ghastly fools flicking / uncomfortable narratives like / cigarette butts during class change.

One out of every twenty students in the adult education classes Evan J teaches in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, dies every year; the surviving students are often afflicted by severe racism, poverty, addictions, and violence. Ripping down half the trees engages with these struggles, offering a catalogue of experiences specific to the remote regions of Canada.

These poems also let stand the shelterwood, the upstanding actions of individuals, the totems of hope. They work as coping strategies, as therapy, as empathy, offering a glimpse of optimism and a space for discourse. These are poems that listen.

Evan J (he/him) is from Manitoba and now lives and writes in the town of Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

Teresa Horosko is an emerging writer and zine maker, living and working in Treaty One Territory. A recent graduate of the University of Winnipeg's Honours English program, she works for several arts non-profits in music, literature, and film doing programming, event management or operations management. Currently, she is part of the THIN AIR programming team. Her creative non-fiction has appeared in Prairie Fire, and she has just published a limited-run zine called Letters to John Goodman: An Exploration in Anticipatory Grief.

Thrills & Chills-A thriller book event

Tuesday Oct 19 2021 11:00 am - Facebook, Virtual

Simon & Schuster Canada invites you to join them for a thrilling event with three incredible authors that will have you on the edge of your seat. Featuring: Louise Candlish, Robyn Harding, and Lisa Jewell. Moderated by Shinan Govani. This event will take place on Facebook live at 10 AM MT (SK) // 11 AM CDT (WPG).

The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish weaves a suspenseful thriller about a commuter who becomes a suspect in his friend's mysterious disappearance. Perfect for fans of the unputdownable page-turners by Christina McDonald and Lisa Jewell.
 
In The Perfect Family--which has received starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Booklist--#1 bestselling author Robyn Harding explores what happens when a seemingly perfect family is pushed to the edge...and beyond.
 
The Night She Disappeared —With her signature "rich, dark, and intricately twisted" (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) prose, Lisa Jewell has crafted a dazzling work of suspense that will keep on the edge of your seat until the final page.

Johnathan Franzen #IndieEventsWith

Tuesday Oct 19 2021 6:00 pm - Zoom, Virtual

Spend an evening with Johnathan Franzen in celebration of his highly anticipated new novel Crossroads featuring a conversation hosted by Ian Brown. Pre-order or purchase a copy of Crossroads and receive information on how to secure your access to this exclusive event. For more information on this series, visit the #IndieEventsWith site.

Universally recognized as the leading novelist of his generation, Jonathan Franzen is often described as a teller of family stories. Only now, though, in Crossroads, has he given us a novel in which a family, in all the intricacy of its workings, is truly at the centre.

By turns comic and harrowing, a tour-de-force of interwoven perspectives and sustained suspense, Crossroads is the first volume of a trilogy, A Key to All Mythologies, that will span three generations and trace the inner life of our culture through the present day. Complete in itself, set in a historical moment of moral crisis, and reaching back to the early twentieth century, Crossroads serves as a foundation for a sweeping investigation of human mythologies, as the Hildebrandt family navigates the political, intellectual and social crosscurrents of the past fifty years.

Johnathan Franzen is the author of five novels (Purity, Freedom, The Corrections, Strong Motion and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone), and translations of Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening and Karl Kraus. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California.

Host Ian Brown is an award-winning writer with the Globe and Mail. He has been the host of CBC Radio’s “Sunday Morning” and is the author several bestselling books, including The Boy in the Moon (winner of the Charles Taylor Prize; the BC National Award and the Trillium Book Prize, and Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year (shortlisted for the Taylor Prize and the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize). He lives in Toronto.

This event is organized by Penguin Random House Canada on behalf of Indie Bookstores like McNally Robinson.

6 PM CDT (MB) // 5 PM CT (SK).

Chantal Fiola Book Launch

Tuesday Oct 19 2021 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Streaming on YouTube, Winnipeg

Join award-winning author Chantal Fiola for the launch of Returning to Ceremony: Spirituality in Manitoba Métis Communities (University of Manitoba Press). This event features a conversation with Laura Forsythe (Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg).

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

Returning to Ceremony continues Fiola’s ground-breaking examination of Métis spirituality, debunking stereotypes such as “all Métis people are Catholic,” and “Métis people do not go to ceremonies.” Fiola finds that, among the Métis, spirituality exists on a continuum of Indigenous and Christian traditions, and that Métis spirituality includes ceremonies.

Chantal Fiola is Michif (Red River Métis) with family from St. Laurent and Ste. Geneviève, MB. She is the author of Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality, which won her the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and the Beatrice Mosionier Aboriginal Writer of the Year Award. Dr. Fiola is an Assistant Professor in the Urban and Inner-City Studies Department at the University of Winnipeg. Chantal is two-spirit, Midewiwin, a Sundancer, and lives with her wife, Nicki, and their daughter in Winnipeg. 

Laura Forsythe is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba and a tenure track faculty member in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. Her research Ka-akimaahk lii Michif: Including Métis in Post-Secondary Education focuses on Metis Women's Roles in Educational Sovereignty as Knowledge Producers in the Academy. Forsythe’s research contributions include numerous edited collections, peer-reviewed publications, academic conference paper presentations, and one of the creators of a Michif Language program at the University of Manitoba.

Dennis Cooley Book Launch

Wednesday Oct 20 2021 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Streaming on YouTube, Winnipeg

Join poet Dennis Cooley for the launch of Gibbous Moon (At Bay Press), a collaboration with photographer Michael Matthews. Though Matthews is unable to join us for the event, his work and artistry will be celebrated this evening. This event features a conversation hosted by Robert Enright.

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

A gibbous moon arrives in shadow and light. First at waxing then at waning, two moons in one cycle just shy of full. Poet Dennis Cooley's eloquent words merge with photographer/composer Michael Matthews' decadent abstract photographs. These two celebrated artists draw connections and parallels to each other's masterful art forms, tying the two together seamlessly. The antecedent and subsequent illuminate the night sky with their dance; the shadows and the light taking turns at showing us the way through the darkness.

Dennis Cooley has lived most of his life on the Canadian prairies, where for over 40 years he has been active as teacher, editor, poet, critic, anthologist, publisher, mentor, and supporter of writing. His work has been immersed in family, the prairies, and a play with form. His most recent titles include The Home Place (essays on Robert Kroetsch’s poetry), and two books of poetry—cold press moon and the bestiary. His recent poetry collection, The Muse Sings, released by At Bay Press in 2020 was nominated for a Manitoba Book Award.

Host Robert Enright is a Winnipeg-based art critic and teacher. He is the senior contributing editor to Border Crossings magazine and the Research Professor in Art Theory and Criticism in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph.

Barbara Nickel in conversation with Pat Cooley

Wednesday Oct 20 2021 7:00 pm - Zoom, Saskatoon

Join Barbara Nickel launching Dear Peter, Dear Ulla in conversation with Pat Cooley.

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.

Dear Peter, Dear Ulla is an imaginative and beautifully crafted historical middle-grade novel about two cousins who have never met but have become fast friends through an exchange of letters—until the outbreak of World War Two interrupts their conversation.

Ulla lives in Danzig, a city that has just been occupied by the Nazis, and Peter lives on a Mennonite farm in Saskatchewan. What had been an easy and entertaining connection between Peter, a talented pianist, and Ulla, who is gifted at drawing, becomes fraught with unthinkable questions. Are they supposed to consider each other enemies now that Canada and Germany are at war?

BARBARA NICKEL grew up in Saskatchewan and has taught Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. She has published acclaimed books for both adults and young people. Her children’s titles include Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach, which won a B.C. Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, as well as a picture book, A Boy Asked the Wind, which was a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award. Barbara lives in Yarrow, British Columbia, with her husband and two sons.

PAT COOLEY is a retired high school English teacher who taught for thirty years. She has been the Rosthern (SK) town librarian for the past sixteen years, since her retirement from teaching. She is a passionate advocate for family literacy. Barb Nickel has been a long-time friend as well as a former student of Pat’s English classes. Pat has been a fan of Barb's word choice ever since Barb was the editor of the high school newspaper, The Borscht. Pat is very proud to introduce young readers to Barb’s books of both prose and poetry.

LitFest Presents: "Indian" in the Cabinet with Jody Wilson-Raybould

Wednesday Oct 20 2021 7:00 pm - Zoom, Virtual

LitFest is pleased to present Indian In the Cabinet with Jody Wilson-Raybould and hosted by Tara McCarthy. Click here to register for this free, virtual event.

McNally Robinson Booksellers is pleased to partner with LitFest and Simon & Schuster Canada as the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Indie bookseller for this event.

Inspired by the example of her grandmother, and raised as the daughter of a hereditary chief and Indigenous leader, Jody Wilson-Raybould always knew she would take on leadership responsibilities. She never anticipated, however, that those roles would lead her to Ottawa as Canada’s first Indigenous Minister of Justice and Attorney General in the Cabinet of then newly elected prime minister Justin Trudeau. Wilson-Raybould’s experience in Cabinet reveals important lessons about how we must continue to strengthen our political institutions and culture, and the changes we must make to meet challenges in racial justice and climate change.

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P., is the Independent Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville. She served as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Minister of Veterans Affairs and the Associate Minister of National Defence until her resignation in 2019 following the SNC-Lavalin affair. Wilson-Raybould is a lawyer, an advocate and a leader in British Columbia’s First Nations. She has been a provincial crown prosecutor, a councillor for the We Wai Kai Nation, a chair of the First Nations Finance Authority and has served as regional chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations.

Jody Wilson-Raybould is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples, which are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw and also known as the Kwak’wala-speaking peoples. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation. Her traditional name, Puglaas, means “woman born to noble people.”

Renée Kohlman in conversation with Jenn Sharp

Thursday Oct 21 2021 7:00 pm - Zoom, Saskatoon

Join Renée Kohlman (sweetsugarbean) launching Vegetables: A Love Story featuring a conversation with Jenn Sharp.

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.

On Renée Kohlman’s very first date with her partner Dixon, he presented her with a bundle of asparagus. She knew immediately it was love and that her next cookbook would be all about vegetables.

In 23 chapters organized by vegetable, from that auspicious Asparagus to the reliable Zucchini, Vegetables: A Love Story includes 92 delicious and easy-to-follow vegetable-forward (but not exclusively vegetarian) recipes. Soups, salads, sides, tarts, casseroles, pastas, snacks, and more are accompanied by vivid photography that celebrates both raw ingredients and finished dishes.

Renée Kohlman is the author of the Taste Canada award-winning cookbook All the Sweet Things (Touchwood Editions, 2017). She’s a professional cook and baker, freelance food writer, and columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. She also writes a popular food blog, Sweetsugarbean. In the summer you’ll find her in the garden admiring her sweet peas and coaxing her cats down from trees; in the winter she’s curled up with a book and a mug of hot chocolate. Renée lives in Saskatoon.

Jenn Sharp is a storyteller, food activist, author and filmmaker based in Saskatoon. Her first book, Flat Out Delicious: Your Definitive Guide to Saskatchewan’s Food Artisans was published by Touchwood Editions in April 2020. Jenn and Adrian Halter produced Flat Out Food, a ‘field to plate Saskatchewan journey’. The documentary series airs on Citytv Saskatchewan in February and March 2021.

Kate Bowler Virtual Event

Friday Oct 22 2021 7:00 pm - Online via Zoom & YouTube, Virtual

Join bestselling author Kate Bowler for the virtual Winnipeg launch of No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) (Random House) featuring a conversation hosted by Jen Zoratti of the Winnipeg Free Press.

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.

Kate Bowler is the only one we can trust to tell us the truth.” - Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed

Kate Bowler believed that life was a series of unlimited choices, until she discovered, at age 35, that her body was wracked with cancer. In No Cure for Being Human, she searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of today’s “best life now” advice industry. 

With dry wit and unflinching honesty, Kate Bowler grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with her limitations in a culture that says anything is possible. She finds that we need one another if we’re going to tell the truth: Life is beautiful and terrible, full of hope and despair and everything in between—and there’s no cure for being human.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Kate Bowler is an associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School. She completed her undergraduate degree at Macalester College, received a master’s of religion from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD at Duke University. She is the author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, the New York Times bestselling memoir Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved, and The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities. She has appeared on the TED stage, NPR, and Today, and her writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time. She is the host of the popular podcast Everything Happens. Bowler lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Toban, and son, Zach.

Host Jen Zoratti is a Winnipeg Free Press columnist and the author of NEXT, a weekly newsletter looking toward a post-pandemic future. As a member of the Arts & Life department at the paper, Jen writes about how we live -- and the things that make life worth living. A fourth-generation Winnipegger, she lives in the city with her husband and dog.

Helen Olsen Agger Book Launch

Saturday Oct 23 2021 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Streaming on YouTube, Winnipeg

Join Helen Agger for the launch of Dadibaajim: Returning Home Through Narrative (University of Manitoba Press). This event features a conversation with Jarvis Brownlie (Department of History, University of Manitoba).

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

When Dedibaayaanimanook, was born in 1922, the community had limited contact with Euro-Canadian settlers and still lived throughout their territory according to seasonal migrations along agricultural, hunting, and fishing routes.

Dadibaajim narratives are of and from the land, born from experience and observation. Invoking this critical Anishinaabe methodology for teaching and learning, Helen Agger documents and reclaims the history, identity, and inherent entitlement of the Namegosibii Anishinaabeg to the care, use, and occupation of their Trout Lake homelands.

The author of Following Nimishoomis: The Trout Lake History of Dedibaayaanimanook Sarah Keesick Olsen, Helen Agger continues to document the narratives of her mother, Dedibaayaanimanook. She has a PhD in Native Studies from the University of Manitoba.

Host Dr. Jarvis Brownlie is a settler Canadian who teaches history at the University of Manitoba. His research focuses on settler colonialism in Canada, Crown-First Nation relations, treaties, and oral history. He has published widely on issues such as the Indian agent system, Indigenous rights and treaties, and racial discourses in Canada. He is currently involved in community-based, collaborative research with Cree communities in northern Manitoba on the impacts of hydro dams since the 1960s.

An Afternoon with Sharon Butala

Sunday Oct 24 2021 2:00 pm - Zoom, Saskatoon

Join Sharon Butala for the launch of This Strange Visible Air. Host TBA.

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.

In this incisive collection, Sharon Butala reflects on the ways her life has changed as she’s grown old. She tackles ageism and loneliness, friendship and companionship. She writes with pointed wit and acerbic humour about dinner parties and health challenges and forgetfulness and complicated family relationships and the pandemic – and lettuce. And she does it all with the tremendous skill and beauty of a writer who has masterfully honed her craft over the course of her storied career.

Sharon Butala, an Officer of the Order of Canada, has published twenty-one award-winning books of fiction and non-fiction. She lived in Saskatchewan for most of her life and now lives and writes in Calgary.

Chris Hadfield #IndieEventsWith

Tuesday Oct 26 2021 7:00 pm - Zoom, Virtual

Spend an evening with #1 bestselling Canadian author and astronaut Chris Hadfield. Pre-order or purchase a copy of The Apollo Murders and receive information on how to secure your access to this exclusive event. For more information on this series, visit the #IndieEventsWith site.

1973. A final, top-secret mission to the Moon. Three astronauts in a tiny module, a quarter of a million miles from home. A quarter of a million miles from help. Chris Hadfield's The Apollo Murders is a Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race.

As Russian and American crews sprint for a secret bounty hidden away on the lunar surface, old rivalries blossom and the political stakes are stretched to breaking point back on Earth. Houston flight controller Kazimieras "Kaz" Zemeckis must do all he can to keep the NASA crew together, while staying one step ahead of his Soviet rivals. But not everyone on board Apollo 18 is quite who they appear to be.

Experience the fierce G-forces of launch, the frozen loneliness of Space and the fear of holding on to the outside of a spacecraft orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, as told by a former Commander of the International Space Station who has done all of those things in real life.

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Colonel Hadfield was CAPCOM for twenty-five Shuttle missions and NASA’s Director of Operations in Russia. Hadfield served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His books, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, You Are Here and The Darkest Dark, have been bestsellers all around the world, topping the charts for months in his Canadian homeland.

7 PM CDT (MB) // 6 PM CT (SK).

Gary Filmon Virtual Book Launch

Tuesday Oct 26 2021 7:00 pm - Online via Zoom & YouTube, Virtual

Join us as we celebrate the virtual launch of Gary Filmon's Yes We Did: Leading in Turbulent Times (Heartland Associates), featuring an introduction from Peter St. John.

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.

The 1990s were a time of significant issues and events, both for Manitoba and Canada—the Meech Lake and Charlottetown attempts at constitutional reform, NAFTA, the GST, a major economic downturn that saw Manitoba lose 1.4% of its GDP in one year, the loss of the Winnipeg Jets NHL team, and the 1999 Pan Am Games. Gary Filmon was in the premier’s chair through it all.

On the day he left office, a journalist asked how he thought he’d done during his time as premier. He replied that he would let history decide that. The next day, in an editorial, the Winnipeg Free Press agreed with that sentiment. However, with the passage of time, Gary Filmon has decided to give history a hand. 

Gary Albert Filmon, P.C., O.C., O.M., L.L.D., ICD.D, was born and raised in Winnipeg. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1964, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1967. After several years as a consulting engineer, he invested in a number of small businesses, and owned two business colleges. He became interested in politics and served for four years on Winnipeg’s City Council, followed by twenty-one years as a member of the Manitoba Legislature, including eleven and a half years as premier of Manitoba.

After leaving public office, he served as a director of eight corporate boards, chairing two, along with a number of public and volunteer organizations. In particular, he served as a member and chair of Canada’s Security and Intelligence Review Committee.

Gary and his wife Janice, who has served as Manitoba’s lieutenant governor, raised four children, and have nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Peter St. John (pronounced Sin-jun) is a partner in Heartland Associates and a retired – though still avidly teaching – professor of International Relations and Senior Scholar at the University of Manitoba.

Ty Dilello Book Launch

Wednesday Oct 27 2021 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium, Streaming on YouTube, Winnipeg

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Ty Dilello's Mosienko: The Man Who Caught Lightning in a Bottle (Great Plains Publications). Hosted by Jordy Douglas.

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events here at the store.

Mosienko became a hockey legend in 1952 when he recorded the fastest hat-trick in NHL history —a record that stands to this day. This biography tells the story of a Manitoba legend, from his childhood spent skating on the rinks of Winnipeg’s North End in the 1920s and 30s to his illustrious fourteen-year NHL career to his return to Winnipeg to play with the Winnipeg Warriors to his post-retirement career as the owner of the iconic Mosienko Bowling Lanes.

Through exclusive interviews with Mosienko’s friends, family, and teammates, Dilello paints a vivid picture of Mosienko, a man known for his sportsmanship and community spirit as well as his incredible hockey talent.

Ty Dilello is the author of Golden Boys: The Top 50 Manitoba Hockey Players Of All Time. He is an accredited writer with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research (SIHR). He has been a hockey fan since Peter Bondra led the Washington Capitals to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998. Ty plays extensively on the World Curling Tour in the winter and can probably be found on a tennis court during the summer months. He lives in Winnipeg.

Jordy Douglas is a former professional hockey player from Winnipeg who played 268 games in the National Hockey League and 51 games in the World Hockey Association. He played for the Hartford Whalers, Minnesota North Stars, and Winnipeg Jets.

An Evening with Gail Bowen

Wednesday Oct 27 2021 7:00 pm - Zoom, Saskatoon

Join Gail Bowen celebrating the launch of An Image in the Lake (ECW Press).

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.

From Arthur Ellis Award–winning, Grand Master of Crime Writers, and “the queen of Canadian crime fiction” (Winnipeg Free Press) comes the newest installment in the Joanne Kilbourn series.

A dark secret threatens the future of the Shreve family.

It’s August 24 and Joanne Shreve and her husband, Zack, are savoring the last lazy days of summer and looking forward to the birth of a new grandchild; involvement in the campaign of Ali Janvier, a gifted politician with a solid chance of becoming the province’s next premier; and the debut of Sisters and Strangers, the six-part series Joanne co-wrote that focuses on her early life. The series is the flagship of a new slate of programming, and MediaNation is counting on a big return. Joanne and Zack’s stake in the series’s success is personal. Their daughter, Taylor, is in a relationship with one of the show’s stars, and Vale Frazier is already like family to them.

It seems the “season of mist and mellow fruitfulness” will be a bountiful one for the Shreves. But when a charismatic young woman wearing a grief amulet that contains a lock of her dead brother’s hair and a dark secret becomes part of their lives, the success of Sisters and Strangers and the future of Taylor and Vale’s relationship are jeopardized, and only Joanne and Zack can put an end to the threat.

Gail Bowen is an author, playwright, and teacher. Among her numerous writing awards are a lifetime achievement award from the Crime Writers of Canada and the Distinguished Canadian Award from the University of Regina. Reader’s Digest has called her Canada’s best mystery novelist. In 2018, she was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and the Grand Master Award of Crime Writers of Canada. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, with her husband, Ted.

    1 2 3 -   Next >