From Fernie Heritage Library:
October 25th: Tuesday October 25th BC author and OBOK winner Rosa Jordan will read from Far From Botany Bay at 7:00 pm.
Far from Botany Bay’s Mary Broad is a resourceful leader of men in an era—the late 1700s—when a prisoner, never mind a woman, would find it almost impossible to be master of her own destiny. Yet Mary, confined to a prison colony a world away from her native Cornwall, had the ingenuity to mastermind one of history’s most daring sea escapes, and the fortitude to overcome the hardships that stood between her and an eventual return to England. Reader’s comments were enthusiastic about the novel, one person calling it “by far the best book I’ve read this year!”
Adventure, historical novel, page-turner – Rosa Jordan’s Far from Botany Bay is all these and more.
For more about Far from Botany Bay go to:
October 27th: Thursday October 27th Wildlife Biologist, Park Warden and Author Karsten Heuer will speak at the library.
Finding Farley : Necessary Journeys – Over the past 10 years park ranger Karsten Heuer and his wife, Leanne Allison, have walked, paddled, skied and sailed over 10,000 kilometers in an attempt to better understand North American wildlife. In 1998 and 1999 they walked from Yellowstone to the Yukon; in 2003 they skied and trekked for five months amidst a herd of 123,000 caribou; and in 2007 they canoed and sailed with their two-year-old son across the country to visit one of their ageing heroes, author Farley Mowat. What did they learn in all those travels? Come out for an evening of insightful stories and wisdom told by Karsten but sourced from the land itself.
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Lisa McGonigle returns to the Kootenays this month from New Zealand where she is studying for a PhD in Irish Studies at the University of Otago. Her visit includes catching up with old ski buddies and launching her first book Snowdrift (Oolichan Books 2011) in the two mountain towns in which the book mainly takes place – Fernie and Rossland B.C. Snowdrift is composed of emails written from McGonigle’s experiences describing life in these remote mountain towns including a series of crashes in the terrain park, unrivalled powder turns, working for minimum – wage and duct taping over the holes in her outerwear. Her emails are infused with an Irish take on Canadiana documenting the joyous, impoverished and injury- ridden life of a ski bum who’ll do anything for fresh tracks and explores just what happens when you leave it all behind to follow a dream.
7:30 pm on Monday, January 31st at The Brickhouse!
Come along to the book launch for ‘Snowdrift’ By Lisa McGonigle and enjoy great food, great music (provided by Tim & Steve from Shred Kelly) and an even better book.
In short, Bruce Hunter will be reading and signing books at Fernie Heritage Library on Sunday, October 24th. Come one, come all!
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A photo from the reading! Photo taken by someone from the library…