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Dec
7
Globe and Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors' Brunch
Ben McNally Books, Sunday, December 7 at 10am
Rise to Greatness by Conrad Black, The Last Hockey Game by Bruce McDougall, Between Gods by Alison Pick

Brunch takes place in the Vanity Fair Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the King Edward Hotel. Tickets are $50.00 each (taxes included).

Please call 416-361-0032 with your credit card information to reserve a ticket.

Rise to Greatness by Conrad Black
Spanning 874 to 2014, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world. From Champlain to Carleton; Baldwin and Lafontaine to MacDonald, Laurier, and King; Canada's role in peace and war to Quebec's quest for autonomy; Black takes on sweeping themes and vividly recounts the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country. Brilliantly conceived, this major new re-examination of our country's history is a riveting tour de force.

The Last Hockey Game by Bruce McDougall
On May 2, 1967, Montreal and Toronto faced each other in a battle for hockey supremacy. This was only the fifth time the teams had ever played each other in the Stanley Cup finals. But this wasn’t simply a game. That night, the Leafs would win the Cup. The next season, the National Hockey League would expand to twelve teams. Players would form an association to begin collective bargaining. Hockey would become big business. The NHL of the “Original Six” would be a thing of the past.

Between Gods by Alison Pick
Alison Pick was born in the 1970s and raised in a supportive, loving family. As a teenager, she made a discovery that instantly changed her understanding of her family, and her vision for her own life, forever. She learned that her Pick grandparents, who had escaped from the Czech Republic during WWII, were Jewish--and that most of this side of the family had died in concentration camps. In this raw yet sublime memoir, Alison recounts her struggle with the meaning of her faith, her journey to convert to Judaism, her battle with depression, and her path towards facing and accepting the past and embracing the future--including starting a new family of her own. (Jenni_Canuck)
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Event location: Vanity Fair Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. East, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9

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Alison Pick (born 1975) is a Canadian novelist and poet. She has published two novels and two collections of poetry.

Pick was born in 1975 in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Kitchener. In 1999 she graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.A. in psychology.

Her first book was written while living in Saskatchewan at a Benedictine monastery, then at a cattle ranch, and then in Saskatoon.[1] She currently lives in Toronto with her husband, writer Degan Davis, and their daughter.[2]

The title section of Pick's poetry collection Question & Answer won the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for Poetry[3] and the 2003 National Magazine Award for Poetry.[4] The book itself was short-listed for the League of Canadian Poets Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry, and for a Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award. Pick also won the 2005 CBC Literary Award for Poetry
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