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The Fine Print Presents John Boyne and Linden MacIntyre


Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00pm


The Dora Keogh

141 Danforth Ave

Toronto, ON

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Hosted by The Fine Print

Join the Fine Print at the Dora Keogh from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 11th to celebrate two fine authors, John Boyne and Linden MacIntrye. Mr. Boyne will be reading from his newly released novel A History of Loneliness and Mr. MacIntyre from his latest novel Punishment.

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

Doubleday Canada
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends.

Forty years later, Odran's devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people's faith in the church. He has seen friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed, and has become nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insulting remarks.

But when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once respected institution and recognise his own complicity in their propagation.

It has taken John Boyne fifteen years and twelve novels to write about his home country of Ireland but he has done so now in his most powerful novel to date, a novel about blind dogma and moral courage, and about the dark places where the two can meet. At once courageous and intensely personal, A History of Loneliness confirms Boyne as one of the most searching chroniclers of his generation.

Punishment by Linden MacIntyre

Random House Canada
Punishment by Linden MacIntyre

Forced to retire early from his job as a corrections officer in Kingston Penitentiary, Tony Breau has limped back to the village where he grew up to lick his wounds, only to find that Dwayne Strickland, a young con he’d had dealings with in prison is back there too–and once again in trouble. Strickland has just been arrested following the suspicious death of a teenage girl, the granddaughter of Caddy Stewart, Tony’s first love.

Tony is soon caught in a fierce emotional struggle between the outcast Strickland and the still alluring Caddy. And then another figure from Tony’s past, the forceful Neil Archie MacDonald–just retired in murky circumstances from the Boston police force–stokes the community’s anger and suspicion and an irresistible demand for punishment. As Tony struggles to resist the vortex of vigilante action, Punishment builds into a total page-turner that blindsides you with twists and betrayals.

Dinner with Helen Macdonald

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:00pm


Hosted by: Ben McNally Books

Meet and dine with Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk at grano on Saturday, March 28th, 2015. Cocktails at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $100 per person (includes full meal with wine, a copy of the book, and all taxes). Please call us at (416) 361-0032 to purchase tickets, or send an e-mail to

Globe & Mail Ben McNally Books and Brunch March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:00am

King Edward Hotel

Brunch is served in the Vanity Fair Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the King Edward Hotel. Tickets are $50.00 each (taxes included).

Please call us at (416) 361-0032 with your credit card information to reserve a ticket.

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