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A Night of Great Books and Readings

When

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

Where

Ben McNally Books

Please join us at Ben McNally Books on July 16th to celebrate some recently published fiction and poetry from five talented local authors. The event runs from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Too Much on the Inside by Danilla Botha

Quattro Books
Too Much on the Inside by Danilla Botha

Set in the sub-cultural heartland of Toronto’s Queen Street West, Too Much on the Inside explores the depths of human connection as the lives of four people in their twenties converge with the impossible task of escaping their pasts in Brazil, Israel, South Africa, and Nova Scotia. They wrestle with love, heartbreak and angst while trying to build new identities.

The Purpose Pitch by Kathryn Mockler

Mansfield Press
The Purpose Pitch by Kathryn Mockler

Drawing from a range of contemporary poetic traditions, The Purpose Pitch explores the overlap between narrative, pop culture, and the political. These poems are often funny, sometimes harrowing, and always unsettling. Through rants, narrative prose poems, absurdist dialogues, brutal police reports, invented biographies of real people, Google search results, and celebrity-interview mash-ups, Mockler shows us just how Boschian Western culture is in the twenty-first century.

Harmless by James Grainger

McClelland & Stewart
Harmless by James Grainger

At a remote farm, a group of old friends gather to catch up, sit by the fire, and forget about their overworked lives. But a long weekend in the country is not Joseph’s idea of a good time -- not when he’s promised his ex-wife he'll use the occasion to talk to their troubled fourteen-year-old daughter, and not when the farm belongs to his former lover and her husband, Alex. Once best friends, Joseph and Alex are now estranged, with much left unspoken between them. As more guests arrive and the reunion unfolds, old rivalries, new pressures, and erotic tensions surface. But things take a terrifying turn when the adults return from a nostalgic drug-fuelled bender at sundown to discover their two teenage daughters are missing.

Between The Cracks She Fell by Lisa de Nikolits

Between The Cracks She Fell by Lisa de Nikolits

When Joss finds herself having to make mortgage payments without help from her depressed, stoner boyfriend who has just moved out, and the company she works for folds leaving her suddenly unemployed, she is forced to sell her house, on which she takes a financial loss, and decides to camp out in a vacant complex of school buildings to give herself time to decide what to do next. This is where Joss falls between the cracks.

Loopholes by Showey Yazdanian

Quattro Books
Loopholes by Showey Yazdanian

Walter Roger’s dream of being a wealthy lawyer dies after he is caught red-handed trying to outsource his course-work to India. Humiliated, he takes a job working for his eccentric former classmate, the one-man insult machine Octavian Castro. Together Walter and Octavian create the least successful law firm of all time…until one day everything changes. The bulimic genius Ferdinand “Mags” Magellan unearths a peculiar loophole in the immigration law that will either make them all millionaires…or destroy them.

Dinner with Elizabeth Hay

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

grano

Hosted by: Ben McNally Books

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.

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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