If you're not at #CLAOTT2012 (look it up!) this Friday, as I will be, or if you need a lunchtime break (ahem - visit the Exhibit Hall! - but anyway), I would encourage you to check out this great event at the Main Library with 2011 Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou.
Friday, June 1, 12:00 –1:00 pm
Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe Street
From the poster: "It’s the last ski weekend of the season and a mishmash of snow-enthusiasts is on its way to a remote backwoods cabin. In an odd pilgrimage through the mountains, the townsfolk of Coalton—from the ski bum to the urbanite—embark on an adventure that walks the line between comedy and tragedy. In an avalanche of action, Abdou explores the ways in which people treat their fellow citizens and the landscape they love."
Angie Abdou's first novel, The Bone Cage, a finalist in the 2011 Canada Reads debates, #1 on CBC's Book Club’s Top 10 Sports Books, and a pick for Canadian Literature magazine’s “All-Time Top Ten List of Best Canadian Sports Literature.” Abdou has also published a short story collection called Anything Boys Can Do; The Canterbury Trail, a "Canadian mountain adventure," is her second novel.