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WOTS Book of the Month is a new program that will highlight one fantastic Canadian author a month. Watch for our announcement on Twitter the first week of every month! Mid-month, we will hold a chat with the author on Twitter. If you have read the book, we welcome you to submit your review or reaction to be posted on our blog.
Before the 2019 festival we will hold a draw for two lucky winners to take home all the books we feature!
Follow @biblioasis and @torontoWOTS to join our #WOTSauthorchat with Randy Boyagoda on Friday, February 15th at 12pm
To submit a short (300 word max.) book review for this months’ title, please get in touch with Maya at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren B. Davis is the author of six novels, including Our Daily Bread, long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and The Radiant City, a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, as well as two short story collections. Lauren was born in Montreal and now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
The Grimoire of Kensington Market
Toronto is being overtaken by a magical drug, elysium, that allows its users to slip into another world, before it consumes them. No one has escaped the drug and its dealer, the icily alluring Srebrenka, except Maggie. When her brother becomes addicted, she sets off on a quest to rescue him.
Randy Boyagoda is one of Canada’s funniest and most provocative writers. A regular on CBC Radio, his new novel Original Prin was recently selected as a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year. Born to Sri Lankan parents in Oshawa, he lives in Toronto with his wife and four children. He’s a professor of English at the University of Toronto, where he also serves as Principal of St. Michael’s College.
Following a cancer diagnosis, Prin vows to become a better man and a better Catholic. But when his historic college in downtown Toronto faces a shutdown and he meets with the condominium developers ready to take it over, Prin hears the voice of God. He goes to the Middle East, hoping to save both his college and his soul. His ex-girlfriend from graduate school’s coming along.