Authors

Ted Barris

Wednesday, September 25 2019 / 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Fort Erie Public Library - Centennial Branch

Join Ted Barris for a reading from his latest book, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Rush to Danger offers a powerful account of how the science of saving lives in battle evolved, where breakthroughs occurred, who proved to be the heroes in these roles, and how such acts of courage played out in individual lives and in military history overall. Ted Barris has now published 19 non-fiction books, half of them wartime histories. For 40 years he has worked as a broadcaster in Canada and the U.S. His book The Great Escape won the 2014 Libris Award as Best Non-Fiction Book in Canada, and Dam Busters earned the 2018 RCAF Association NORAD Trophy.

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Greg Gilhooly

Wednesday, October 16 2019 / 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Fort Erie Public Library - Centennial Branch

Join Greg Gilhooly for a reading from his book, I Am Nobody: Confronting the Sexually Abusive Coach who Stole My Life.

In this raw, unflinching look at how his dream of playing hockey was stolen from him by charismatic hockey coach and sexual predator Graham James, Greg Gilhooly describes in anguishing detail the mental torment he suffered both during and long after the abuse and the terrible reality behind the sanitised term “sexual assault.” As a lawyer and a survivor of child sexual abuse, Gilhooly is uniquely positioned to deliver an accessible and personal indictment of the Canadian justice system.

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Samra Zafar

Wednesday, November 13 2019 / 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fort Erie Public Library - Centennial Branch

Join Samra Zafar as she talks about her book A Good Wife

At 15, Samra Zafar had big dreams for herself. She was going to go to university, and forge her own path. Then with almost no warning, those dreams were pulled away from her when she was suddenly married to a stranger at 17 and had to leave behind her family in Pakistan to move to Canada. After enduring years of abuse from both her husband and his family, she managed to not only walk away from her past, but to build a new future as well. Her book is an engaging story of strength, feminism and refusal to conform to societal and familial expectations.

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Farah Heron

Wednesday, November 20 2019 / 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fort Erie Public Library - Centennial Branch

Author Farah Heron will read from and discuss her latest fiction novel, The Chai Factor, an engrossing read that has something for everyone.

Amira has set one rule for herself: no dating until grad-school is done. But one day Amira arrives home to find that her grandmother has rented the basement to . . . a barbershop quartet. Amira needs silence; the quartet needs to rehearse; and Duncan, the small-town baritone is driving her up the wall. She must decide what she is willing to fight for... but it may be that this small-town singer is the only person who sees her at all.

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