Join us at the Perch Cafe (701, 460 Doyle Ave)high atop the Innovation Centre for the launch of award winning author, Ashley Little's newest novel, Confessions of a Teenage Leper (Penguin Random House Canada Teen). Light refreshments will be served.
When THE popular girl in high school gets diagnosed with Hansen's Disease, aka leprosy, this young adult novel turns darkly comic but is ultimately touching. Confessions of a Teenage Leper is an ugly duckling tale with a surprising twist.
Ashley has received much acclaim already in her career. Her book The New Normal won the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, and Anatomy of a Girl Gang won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and has been optioned for television. Her most recent novel, Niagara Motel, was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.
Angie Abdou in Conversation with CBC's Marion Barschel
Saturday September 29 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
ATTENTION hockey moms...and dads! Mosaic Books is happy to host the book launch of Angie Abdou's new non-fiction book, which tackles the ups and downs of amateur hockey, from a mother’s point of view.
Over 570,000 people are registered in Hockey Canada and over 600,000 in Hockey USA. It’s a national obsession. But what does that really mean when your child wants to play on a team? As a former varsity athlete and university instructor teaching sport literature, novelist Angie Abdou is no stranger to sport obsession, but she finds herself conflicted when faced with the reality of the struggles, joys, and strains of having a child in amateur hockey. In Home Ice, with equal parts humour and anguish, Abdou charts a full season of life as an Atom-level hockey mom, from summer hockey camp to the end-of-season tournament. Her revealing stories and careful research on issues such as cost, gender bias, concussion, and family pressures offer a compellingly honest and complex insider’s view of parenting today’s young athlete in a competitive and high-pressure culture.
Author Signing with Cale Atkinson
Saturday October 13 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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Book Launch with Karen Autio and Lorraine Kemp
Saturday October 20 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us upstairs at the Okanagan Regional Library - Kelowna Main Branch - 1380 Ellis Street for the launch of this special book, Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon (Crwth Press).
Kelowna author Karen Autio and illustrator Lorraine Kemp have created a picture book of the human history of the Okanagan Valley, from First Nations quests to fur brigades, horse wrangling, secret wartime commando training, to the firestorm of 2003. Richly illuminated by maps, illustrations, and historical images and informed by a timeline and historical notes, this fascinating book weaves First Nations history with European settlement and natural history.
Bring the whole family. There will be activities for the kids and refreshments served.
Author Signing with Bill Stenson
Wednesday October 24 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM
BC author, Bill Stenson, will be dropping by Mosaic Books to chat about and sign copies of his new novel, Ordinary Strangers.
This novel begins at a fair on a hot August day in 1971 in Hope, BC. Sage and Della Howard are driving to Fernie to start a job and begin a new life. They stop for a break, lose their dog and in the search find a crying toddler in the nearby woods instead.
Bill Stenson won Mother Tongue’s 4th Great BC Novel Contest for Ordinary Strangers. His other fiction titles include Translating Women, Svoboda, and Hanne and Her Brother. He has taught creative writing at high schools, the Victoria School of Writing, and the University of Victoria. He co-founded The Claremont Review.
Author signing with Pauline Daniel
Thursday October 25 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Nelson author Pauline Daniel is a Baby Boomer Bubba and the author of Tuesdays With Jack:a grandmother's love and a little boy's brilliance (Granville Island Publishing). She'll be stopping in at Mosaic Books to chat about, and sign copies of, her new memoir
It extols the intense love of being a first time grandparent and takes an introspective and humorous look into a family with enchanting moments of unflinching devotion blended with the mess and exhaustion of modern life.
Author Signing with Raphael Nowak
Saturday October 27 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Kelowna author Raphael Nowak will be introducing his comprehensive new book Okanagan Lake - an Illustrated Exploration Above and Below the Waters (Institute for Underwater Exploration).
What exists at the bottom of the lake? How did the lake get here? What physical geological, and biological processes are at play in the lake? How are humans impacting this resource? These questions answered as well as a detailed history of the lake.
Raphael Nowak is a Freshwater Science graduate from the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), and has passionately researched the science and history of Okanagan Lake from a very young age. In 2005, driven by a strong intellectual curiosity, Raphael founded the Institute for Underwater Research, a private underwater research organization. While Okanagan Lake is such an important freshwater resource, very little information is readily available in one comprehensive text; the desire to fill this information gap is what led to the creation of this book.
Book Signing with Karen Autio and Lorraine Kemp
Saturday November 03 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Local author / illustrator team Karen Autio and Lorraine Kemp will be stopping in at Mosaic Books to introduce their new childrens' book Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon (Crwth Press).
A well researched and beautifully illustrated human history of the Okanagan Valley, from First Nations quests to fur brigades, horse wrangling, secret wartime commando training, to the firestorm of 2003. Richly illuminated by maps, illustrations, and historical images and informed by a timeline and historical notes, this fascinating book weaves First Nations history with European settlement and natural history.
There will be activities for the kids and refreshments served.
Author Signing with Monique Gray Smith
Thursday November 22 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Award winning author, Monique Gray Smith is including Mosaic Books on her tour of Tilly and the Crazy Eights (Second Story Press). Hope you can join us!
Book Description: When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, Tilly has said good-bye to her family and is on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who soon dub themselves “the Crazy Eights.”
The trip proves to be powerful medicine as they laugh, heal, argue, and dream along the way. By the time their bus rolls to a stop in New Mexico, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, with friendships forged and hearts mended, feel ready for anything. But are they?
Author: Monique Gray Smith is Cree, Lakota and Scottish and a proud mom of teenage twins. She is an accomplished consultant, writer and international speaker. Her novel Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature. She is the author of My Heart Fills with Happiness and several other bestselling books for children. Monique and her family are blessed to live on the traditional territory of the WSÁNEĆ people near Victoria, British Columbia.
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