Meet Red Deer Reads 2017 Winning Author Amy Jones

By Red Deer Public Library
October 20, 2017 - 2:31pm

Red Deer Public Library is proud to host Toronto’s Amy Jones, author of the 2017 Red Deer Reads Community Book Club winning tile, We’re All in This Together. Jones will give a presentation October 26 at the Weilkoklad Event Centre about her debut novel which tells the story of the dysfunctional Parker family and their challenges with dementia, teen angst, failing marriages and other family drama.

The public is invited hear Jones speak, participate in a live Q&A with her and stick around for a book signing.

Free copies of the book will be given away at the event. Limited supplies available.

Event details
Thursday, October 26
Doors: 6:30 - Presentation: 7 p.m.
Welikoklad Event Cente
Tickets: $5 each - available at the Black Knight Ticket Centre
https://tickets.blackknightinn.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent890.html 

About the Author
AMY JONES won the 2006 CBC Literary Prize for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2005 Bronwen Wallace Award. She is a graduate of the Optional Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC and her fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Stories. Her debut collection of stories, What Boys Like, was the winner of the 2008 Metcalf-Rooke Award and a finalist for the 2010 ReLit Award. She is associate editor of The Walleye, Thunder Bay’s Arts and Culture Magazine. Originally from Halifax, the author now lives in Toronto, ON.

About the Book:
Awards
Northern Lit Award Winner
Quill & Quire "Books of the Year 2016"
Finalist for the Leacock Medal for Humour
Globe & Mail "Best Canadian Fiction of 2016"

Synopsis
Like all families, the Parkers of Thunder Bay have had their share of complications. Plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel, a teen’s online relationship with a stranger, an adopted son with abandonment issues, and a matriarch with dementia make up this story which happens over the course of four calamitous days. Amy Jones's big-hearted first novel follows the Parkers' misadventures as catastrophe forces them to do something they never thought possible - act like a family.

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