Globe & Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors' Brunch
King Edward Hotel
37 King St. East
Toronto, ON M5C 1E9
Tickets are $50.00 each (taxes included).
Please call (416) 361-0032 with your credit card information to reserve a ticket.
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
The phenomenal Dennis Lehane (Gone, Baby, Gone, Mystic River, Shutter Island) has proven himself to be one of the most versatile and exciting novelists working in America today—whether he’s breaking new ground with uniquely inventive psychological suspense, redefining the detective story, or bringing a bygone era to life with sweeping and masterful historical fiction. He’s back with Live by Night, an epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties.
Ballerina by Deirdre Kelly
Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection. She is the feminine ideal -- unblemished and ethereal, inspiration incarnate. But the reality is another story. As Deirdre Kelly examines the lives of some of the world's best ballerinas -- Anna Pavlova, Marie Camargo, Gelsey Kirkland, Evelyn Hart, and Misty Copeland, among others -- she argues for a rethinking of the world's most graceful dance form -- a rethinking that would position the ballerina at its heart, where she belongs.
The Dead of Winter by Peter Kirby
Linda Leith Publishing
Peter’s Kirby’s The Dead of Winter follows world-weary Detective Inspector Luc Vanier as he hunts down a disturbed killer of homeless people. Vanier confronts his own demons while his investigation draws him into the heart of the Catholic Church in Quebec, the boardrooms of Montreal’s business elite, and the back-alleys and soup kitchens of the dispossessed. With a cast of fascinating characters, this is a Montreal that will cast its icy shadow over your shoulder for a long time to come.
The Purchase by Linda Spalding
McClelland & Stewart
In 1798, Daniel Dickinson, a young Quaker father and widower, leaves his home in Pennsylvania to establish a new life. He sets out with two horses, a wagonful of belongings, his five children, a 15-year-old orphan wife, and a few land warrants for his future homestead. When Daniel suddenly trades a horse for a young slave, Onesimus, it sets in motion a struggle in his conscience that will taint his life forever, and sets in motion a chain of events that lead to two murders and the family's strange relationship with a runaway slave named Bett.