Information about Anita’s most recent novel,
Forgetting How to Breathe
Can be found here.
MANITOBA BOOK NEWS
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January 6, 2 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Sonya Ballantyne (author) and Celeste Sutherland (illustrator) will launch Kerri Berry Lynn, a picture book based on a true story about sisters who encounter a Rez dog in need of a home. Includes a page of Cree translations and pronunciations.
January 9, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Dr. Frederick Ross launches A Deadly Thaw: The York Factory Connection, about a team of researchers who travel to York Factory to disinter a grave, and stumble upon more than they bargained for buried in the permafrost.
January 11, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Financial columnist Andrew Allentuck will launch Cherished Fortune: Make Your Wealth Your Business (Dundurn Press) which he co-wrote with chartered financial analyst Benoit Poliquin. For novice investors looking to manage their portfolios by understanding what works, controlling risk, and building knowledge.
January 12, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Karen Grzenda launches, Heart Dog: Gunner’s Story, the true story or her beloved Doberman Retriever’s life, from his first diagnosis of allergies as a puppy, to the day he had to be euthanized due to behavioural issues.
January 13, 2 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Special education teacher Charlotte Jackson will launch Finnigan’s Bliss, a 40 page illustrated story about a goat who teaches children (and adults) how to live every day with a sense of bliss.
January 17, 7:30 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Karen Bate launches Frost: A Mayfair Murder Mystery. A crisp and glorious autumn day turns tragic for Detective Emma Starr and her team when one of their own is found dead.
January 20, 2 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Joan Baragar will launch, From Shoes to Sealing Wax: A Collection of Poems. A personal collection of “this and that…looking backward and forward” set primarily in Manitoba.
January 22, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Teacher Dallas Hunt will launch Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock (HighWater Press), a picture book illustrated by Amanda Strong. Young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock and seeks help from a variety of other-than-human relatives. Includes a Cree pronunciation guide and bannock recipe.
January 24, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Robert J Young will launch Another Spy for Paris (Signature Editions). While Canadian history professor Andrew Stanhope is doing research in Paris on the German invasion of France he uncovers a startling discovery about France’s WW2 counter-intelligence agency to uncover a traitor and other collaborators whose espionage may have led to the defeat of France in 1940.
January 25, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Winnipeg artist Amanda Onchulenko will launch her picture book for adults, Wisdom at the Crossroads. Artwork and insights are intended to inspire readers and help them find peace in their own lives.
January 26, 7 pm: BOOK LAUNCH, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. U of T Law chair Kent Roach launches Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley and Coulten Bouchie Case (McGill-Queen’s University Press). In a February, 2018 verdict that divided the nation, white farmer Gerald Stanley was acquitted of shooting 22-year-old Cree youth Colten Boushie on Stanley’s farm in Saskatchewan. The author reconstructs the case to examine how it may have been be a miscarriage of justice.
January 27, 2pm: READING and SIGNING, McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, Winnipeg. Author Ryan MacFadyen and illustrator Ashleigh Dineen celebrate the release of their picture book, My Magical Moon. The book was inspired by a friend, a mother with two school aged children, who was diagnosed with cancer, and is intended to show children how comfort can be found in simple things. Proceeds from sales of the book will go to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and Girl Guides of Canada.
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