Kevin Patterson, Gail Anderson-Dargatz & Steven Price Reading Tonight

by jeremylukehill

A reminder that Café Philosophique, The Bookshelf and The Eden Mills Writers’ Festival present Discover New Worlds with Kevin Patterson, Gail Anderson-Dargatz & Steven Price tonight, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Lakeside Hope House. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 for students, available in advance from The Bookshelf.

From the award-winning author of The Water in Between and Consumption, Kevin Patterson writes the definitive novel of the Afghanistan war. News From the Red Desert begins in late 2001, when everyone believes the war is already won and the Taliban defeated, then leaps late in the severely escalated conflict–into the mess, and death, and confusion. At its heart are the men and women who have come to Afghanistan to seek purpose, and adventure, and danger, by engaging in the most bewitching and treacherous of human pursuits: making war.

The novel The Spawning Grounds by a two-time Giller-shortlisted author is full of the qualities Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s fans love: it’s an intimate family saga rooted in the Thompson-Shuswap region of British Columbia, and saturated with the history of the place. A bold new story that bridges Native and white cultures across a bend in a river where the salmon run.

A magnificent literary historical-suspense novel in the tradition of Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries, Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers, and Michael Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White, Steven Price’s By Gaslight is destined to be one of the most acclaimed and talked-about books of the year.