Local favourite, Mark Curfoot-Mollington is back with a second novel for us all to enjoy! Be sure to come to the store on Saturday, October 28 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to meet Mark and hear all about his new heroine (and book of the same name), Alice MacKenzie.
Growing up, every child has at least one teacher during their school career whom they secretly think is a spy. For Alice MacKenzie’s students, that assumption turns out to actually be the truth. When a cartel with roots in terrorism and white supremacy crops up on NATO’s radar, Alice is once again drawn into a world of danger, violence, and usnpeakable acts. Along with a retired colonel, a young Pakistani-Canadian girl, and an elderly British woman, Alice must come to grips with her past and face this new threat head-on if any of them are going to have a future.
Set in a world of secrets, spies, and cartels, Alice MacKenzie is a thrill ride not to be missed!
The popular facebook page Lost Ottawa now has a book! Officially launching on Sunday, October 22 from 12:00-2:00pm, Lost Ottawa has been flying off our shelves!
Put together by local archivist and historian, David McGee, Lost Ottawa is a wonderful book full of old photographs and fascinating historical notes – a real treat for any local history buff!
We hope to see you this weekend! Snacks and refreshments will be served!
Join us on Saturday, October 21 from 1:00-3:00pm to celebrate the launch of Dan Rubenstein and Nancy Dyson‘s new book for young readers, Railroad of Courage.
Set in during the time of the Underground Railroad, this story follows the journey of twelve-year-old Rebecca and her family as they try to escape slavery on a cotton plantation to start new, free lives in Canada. With a brave and courageous character that children will instantly warm to, Railroad of Courage relays the store of the Underground Railroad to a brand new crop of readers!
About the authors:
DAN RUBENSTEIN‘s interest in runaway slaves began when he attended a school in an old house which had been part of the Underground Railroad. Dan is a geographer, environmentalist and writer. NANCY DYSON studied international development at Vassar College and was deeply concerned about issues of inequality. Later she became an early childhood educator with a special interest in children’s literature. Nancy and Dan make their home in Gloucester, Ontario. Visit www.rubenstein-dyson.com.