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On Thursday, September 20 @ 6:00 PM
at Books on Beechwood

Join us for the launch of award-winning author Paul Carlucci’s critically acclaimed new story collection, The High Rise in Fort Fierce. Featuring special guest (writer, editor, reviewer, critic, publisher) rob mclennan!

Come meet the author of the collection Quill & Quire calls “Darkly majestic but notably grim … The nine linked pieces in this latest collection command attention.”

Paul Carlucci’s first collection of short fiction, The Secret Life of Fission, won the 2013 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. His second collection, A Plea for Constant Motion, was published to critical acclaim in 2017. His stories have also been published in numerous magazines and journals, including the Malahat Review, subTerrain, the Fiddlehead, and the New Quarterly. He lives in Ottawa.

Learn more about The High-Rise in Fort Fierce here.

Ottawa’s rob mclennan is a Canadian writer, critic, and publisher. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour, is the recipient of two Senior Canada Council grants, and his literary archives are held at the University of Calgary. Find him online at 

Books will be available for purchase.

Thursday, September 20 @ 6:00 PM
Books on Beechwood
35 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, ON

FREE | All are welcome to attend!

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Tips for a bookish March Break: Hilary was on CBC!

Hilary was on CBC’s Ottawa Morning show over the March break..

Tips for a bookish March Break. We ask a local librarian and bookstore manager for their surefire slamdunk reads for kids.

Have a listen on the CBC website. There was also an accompanying article with all the details from the radio piece.

A local copy of the article and audio are also available if the originals above go missing.

Elie Nasrallah Signing “Hostage to History”

hostagehistoryLocal author, Elie Nasrallah will be here on Saturday, December 3 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm to sign copies of his book Hostage to History.

Check out the following links to find out more about Elie Nasrallah and his work!

Elie’s essay from one of this week’s editions of the Ottawa Citizen:

Nasrallah: Let's stop the myth-making around multiculturalism

This is a great article from Ottawa Life Magazine in which Elie Nasrallah is named one of the top 25 people in the Capital:

“Trudeaumania” by Robert Wright

trudeaumaniaWith a second Trudeau in the Prime Minister’s office, it is a good time to read Trudeaumania by Robert Wright.

Wright is Professor of History at Trent University in Oshawa and winner of prizes for books on Canadian History, including one on the love affair between Pierre and Margaret Trudeau and another on the Iran hostage crisis, which was made into a documentary film. In this new book, he concentrates on Pierre Trudeau’s political life and his rise to fame; from being a provocative writer of the magazine Cite Libre and a charismatic professor himself at the University of Montreal, to achieving political success in Ottawa, where he spearheaded reform of Canadian laws respecting divorce, abortion and homosexuality.

Trudeau rode the wave of national excitement that swept Canada after Expo 67. Although he was a Quebecer, he was against Quebec nationalism and advised against confusing the rights of French Canadians with provincial powers. He believed in a national homeland including French Canadians as well as English Canadians and advised that making this work would require political vision and determined effort. This book gives good examples of what he meant.

Reviewed by Anne McDougall

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