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Dinner with Elizabeth Hay

When

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

Where

grano

2035 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

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Meet and dine with Elizabeth Hay, author of His Whole Life at grano on Thursday, August 13th, 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) and much be purchased in advance. Please call us at (416) 361-0032 to purchase tickets, or send an e-mail to ben@benmcnallybooks.com.

His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay

McClelland & Stewart
His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay

Starting with something as simple as a boy who wants a dog, His Whole Life takes us into a richly intimate world where everything that matters to him is at risk: family, nature, home.

At the outset ten-year-old Jim and his Canadian mother and American father are on a journey from New York City to a lake in eastern Ontario during the last hot days of August. What unfolds is a completely enveloping story that spans a few pivotal years of his youth. Moving from city to country, summer to winter, wellbeing to illness, the novel charts the deepening bond between mother and son even as the family comes apart.

Set in the mid-1990s, when Quebec is on the verge of leaving Canada, this captivating novel is an unconventional coming of age story as only Elizabeth Hay could tell it. It draws readers in with its warmth, wisdom, its vivid sense of place, its searching honesty, and nuanced portrait of the lives of one family and those closest to it. Hay explores the mystery of how members of a family can hurt each other so deeply, and remember those hurts in such detail, yet find openings that shock them with love and forgiveness.

Elizabeth Hay’s novel Late Nights on Air, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and has been an enormous national bestseller. Her other works include A Student of Weather (finalist for The Giller Prize and the Ottawa Book Award), Garbo Laughs (winner of the Ottawa Book Award and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award) and Small Change (stories). In 2002, she received the prestigious Marian Engel Award. Elizabeth Hay lives in Ottawa.

The Fine Print Presents The Hesitation Cut by Giles Blunt

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:30pm

The Dora Keogh

Hosted by: The Fine Print

Please join Penguin Random House and The Fine Print for the launch of The Hesitation Cut by Giles Blunt at the Dora Keogh on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 pm. Martin Levin will be interviewing Mr. Blunt and copies of the novel will be for sale.

Dinner with Susan Casey

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

grano

Hosted by: Ben McNally Books

Meet and dine with Susan Casey, author of Voices in the Ocean at grano on Thursday, August 20th, 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) and much be purchased in advance. Please call us at (416) 361-0032 to purchase tickets, or send an e-mail to ben@benmcnallybooks.com.

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