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An Evening with Linda Spalding presented by Oxford Reads

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Thistle Theatre, Embro

135 Huron Street

Embro, ON N0J 1J0

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Join us for a conversation with Linda Spalding, author of the 2018 Oxford Reads selection, The Purchase, followed by a cocktail reception.

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Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
Music by Ian Bell: 6:30 p.m.
Linda Spalding: In Conversation: 7:00 p.m.
To be followed by a cocktail reception

Questions? Please contact your local branch of Oxford County Library or visit us online at ocl.net.

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Linda Spalding was born in Kansas and lived in Mexico and Hawaii before immigrating to Canada in 1982. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, The Purchase (awarded Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award), Daughters of Captain Cook, The Paper Wife, and (with her daughter Esta) Mere. Her nonfiction includes A Dark Place in the Jungle, Riska: Memories of a Dayak Girlhood, and Who Named the Knife. In 2003 Spalding received the Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the Canadian literary community. She lives in Toronto, where she is an editor at Brick magazine.

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About The Purchase
"A powerful novel of sacrifice and redemption set in a tiny community on the edge of the frontier, this spellbinding narrative unfolds around Daniel, who struggles to maintain his faith; his young wife, Ruth, who must find her own way; and Mary, the eldest child, who is bound to a runaway slave by a terrible secret. Darkly evocative,
The Purchase is as hard-edged as the realities of pioneer life" (Penguin Random House Canada).



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