Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

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The Lucky Seven Interview, with Rona Arato

What's worse than being dragged away from New York to spend the entire summer working at a hotel in the mountains? How about finding out that there's a headless horseman haunting the area? The hero of Rona Arato's Ice Cream Town, 11-year-old Sammy, returns this year in Sammy and the Headless Horseman (Fitzhenry & Whiteside). As the titular horseman wrecks havoc, Sammy sets out to crack the mystery with his new friends. A rollicking piece of historical fiction for young readers (the book is set in the early 1920s), Sammy and the Headless Horseman is what readers have come to expect from Arato — a fun, smart story with an unforgettable protagonist.

Poets in Profile: Sean Braune

Poet and academic Sean Braune brings readers immediately into his new chapbook, the vitamins of an alphabet (above/ground press) with not even a capital letter to slow the entry. This energy and immediacy continues through the chapbook as Braune explores sound and shape, digging into the very foundation of language.

We welcome Sean to Open Book today as part of one of our longest-running series, Poets in Profile, where we talk to poets about their process, influences, and writing life.

The Lucky Seven Interview, with Margaret Christakos

In Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies (BookThug) Margaret Christakos blends multiple genres to tackle the big subjects — family, sex, parenthood, divorce, and more. The book, written in ten sections, comes together as a love letter to Christakos' own mother and daughter, encompassing the contradictory, powerful, and sometimes bizarre experiences of life as a woman. Her Paraphernalia has been called "an honest, beautifully written read about love, loss, familial relationships and everything in between".

JF Robitaille: Minor Dedications

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