Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Brunch Series
King Edward Hotel
37 King St. East
Toronto, ON M5C 1E9
Tickets $40.00 (tax included.)
By phone with a credit card, or call for information.
Sharon Butala - The Girl from Saskatoon
In 1961, a country singer named Johnny Cash chose a beautiful young woman named Alexandra Wiwcharuk to be his “Girl in Saskatoon” and sang to her in front of a hometown crowd. A few months later she would be found brutally murdered on the banks of the Saskatchewan River. As Sharon Butala notes, “An entire city came to a stop.”
Robyn Scott -Twenty Chickens for a Saddle
Penguin Group (Canada)
When Robyn Scott was six years old her parents abruptly exchanged the tranquil pastures of New Zealand for a converted cowshed in the wilds of Botswana, where their three small children grew up collecting snakes, canoeing with crocodiles and breaking in horses in the veld.
Ana Siljak - Angel of Vengeance
St. Martin's Press
Ana Siljak captures Vera Zasulich's extraordinary life story - from privileged child of nobility to revolutionary conspirator, from assassin to martyr to socialist icon and saint - while colorfully evoking the drama of one of the world’s most closely watched trials and a Russia where political celebrities held sway.
Steven Skurka - Tilted: The Trial of Conrad Black
The Conrad Black trial was "tilted" from the outset. Black attempted to tilt things in his favour by using his considerable wealth to mount a ferocious defence. But his efforts were countered by an American justice system that is heavily tilted in favour of the prosecution. And ironically, the same wealth that Black used to strengthen his defence was used against him as the prosecution repeatedly played the "class card" to turn jurors against him.