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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).
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Working the Dead Beat by Sandra Martin
House of Anansi Press
Globe and Mail columnist Sandra Martin honours the lives of Canada's famous, infamous, and unsung heroes in this unique collection of obituaries of the first decade of the twenty-first century. Here are Canadian icons such as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, social activist June Callwood, and urban theorist Jane Jacobs. Here are our rogues, rascals, and romantics; our service men and women; and here are those private citizens whose lives have had an undeniable public impact. Finally, Martin interweaves these elegant and eloquent biographies with the autobiography of the obit writer, offering an exclusive and intimate view of life on the dead beat.
The Myth of the Muslim Tide by Doug Saunders
Doug Saunders believes it's time to debunk the myth that immigrants from Muslim countries are wildly different and pose a threat to the West. Drawing on voluminous demographic, statistical, scholarly and historical documentation, Saunders examines the real lives and circumstances of Muslim immigrants in the West: their politics, their beliefs, their observances, and their degrees of assimilation. In the process he shatters the core claims that have built a murderous ideology and draws haunting historical parallels showing how the same myths stuck to earlier groups, such as Jews and Roman Catholics.
Walls by Marcello Di Cintio
In this ambitious blend of travel and reportage, Marcello Di Cintio travels to the world’s most disputed edges to meet the people who live alongside the razor wire and answer the question: What does it mean to live against the walls? Di Cintio shares tea with Saharan refugees on the wrong side of Morocco’s desert wall. He meets with illegal Punjabi migrants who have circumvented the fencing around the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. He visits fenced-in villages in northeast India, walks Arizona’s migrant trails, and travels to Palestinian villages to witness the protests against Israel’s security barrier.
The Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon
Random House of Canada
Pythias was a toddler in Annabel Lyon’s award-winning first novel, The Golden Mean. In Aristotle’s will (an actual historical document) he made careful provision for Pythias’ arranged marriage. The Sweet Girl is about the resulting power struggle between father and daughter over control of her future; about their family’s flight from Athens after the death of Alexander the Great, and about Pythias’ harrowing ordeal after her father’s death.