Saturday June 11   12-7pm

Sunday June 12    10-6pm

june, 2022

11jun6:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual/ Physical EventRipple EffectWith Genevieve Graham, Anne Lazurko, and Amita Parikh. Moderated by Rachel McMillan.6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Great BooksAccessibility Options:Live CaptioningWatch Live on June 11

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Speakers for this event

  • Amita Parikh

    Amita Parikh

    Author

    Amita Parikh was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She earned an Honours BSc from The University of Toronto and works in the tech industry. The Circus Train is her first novel.

    Author

  • Anne Lazurko

    Anne Lazurko

    Author

    Anne Lazurko is author of the novel What Is Written on the Tonuge (ECW Press 2022). Her first novel Dollybird won the Willa Award for Historical Fiction, and her short prose and poetry is published in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies. She writes from her farm near Weyburn Saskatchewan.

    URL https://www.annelazurko.com/

    Author

  • Genevieve Graham

    Genevieve Graham

    Author

    Genevieve Graham is the USA TODAY and #1 bestselling author of The Forgotten Home Child, Letters Across the Sea, Tides of Honour, Promises to Keep, Come from Away, and At the Mountain’s Edge. Her latest, Bluebird was published April 2022. Genevieve is passionate about breathing life back into Canadian history through tales of love and adventure.

    URL https://www.GenevieveGraham.com/

    Author

  • Rachel McMillan

    Rachel McMillan

    Moderator

    Rachel McMillan’s works include The Herringford and Watts mysteries, The Van Buren and DeLuca mysteries, The Three Quarter Time series, The London Restoration and The Mozart Code as well as two works of non-fiction including Dream Plan Go: A Travel Guide to Inspire Independent Adventure. Rachel lives in Toronto, Canada.

    Moderator

Event Details

In these inevitable tales, questions of human morality are challenged by the choices and circumstances that ripple beyond a moment to change a life. Moderated by Rachel McMillan

Amita Parikh
The Circus Train – HarperCollins Canada

Lena Papadopoulos has never quite found her place within the circus, even as the daughter of the extraordinary headlining illusionist, Theo. Brilliant and curious, Lena yearns for the real-world magic of science and medicine, despite her father’s overprotection and the limits her world places on her because she is disabled. Her unconventional life takes an exciting turn when she rescues Alexandre, an orphan with his own secrets and a mysterious past. Over several years, as their friendship flourishes and Alexandre trains as the illusionist’s apprentice, World War II escalates around them. When Theo and Alexandre are contracted to work and perform in a model town for Jews set up by the Nazis, Lena becomes separated from everything she knows. Forced to make her own way, Lena must confront her doubts and dare to believe in the impossible—herself.

Anne Lazurko
What Is Written on the Tongue – ECW Press

Released from Nazi forced labor as World War II ends, 20-year-old Sam is quickly drafted and sent to the island of Java to help regain control of the colony. But the Indonesian independence movement is far ahead of the Dutch, and Sam is thrown into a guerilla war, his loyalties challenged when his squad commits atrocities reminiscent of those he suffered at the hands of the Nazis. Sam falls in love with both Sari and the beautiful island she calls home, but as he loses friends to sniper fire and jungle malady, he also loses sight of what he wants most — to be a good man.

Genevieve Graham (appearing virtually)
Bluebird – Simon & Schuster 

Corporal Jeremiah Bailey of the 1st Canadian Tunnelling Company is tasked with planting mines in the tunnels beneath enemy trenches. After Jerry is badly wounded in an explosion, he finds himself in a Belgium field hospital under the care of Adele Savard, one of Canada’s nursing sisters.

By war’s end, both Jerry and Adele return home to Windsor, scarred by the horrors of what they endured overseas. When they cross paths one day, they have a chance to start over. But the city is in the grip of Prohibition, which brings exciting opportunities as well as new dangerous conflicts that threaten to destroy everything they have fought for.

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