Sit down with your favourite cuppa tea and join us for an afternoon steeped in rich history and unforgettable characters. Historical fiction has always been a captivating genre to read; it makes us consider events of the past and how they have shaped our world today. It also allows authors to shed light on women’s role in history, which has often been overlooked. Join us as we talk about books featuring fierce independent women whose story you may not have known. Kayleigh Platz will moderate this event with guest authors Jennifer Robson (The Gown), Kristin Harmel (The Book of Lost Names), and Danielle R. Graham (All We Left Behind). Q&A to follow, so please come prepared with some questions.
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This program is virtual and is delivered through Zoom and on Facebook Live.
This event has been funded by Veterans Affairs Canada.
Jennifer Robson is the internationally bestselling author of The Gown, Somewhere in France, After the War Is Over, Moonlight Over Paris, and Goodnight from London. She studied French literature and Modern History as an undergraduate at King’s University College at Western University, then attended Saint Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, where she obtained her doctorate in British economic and social history. While at Oxford, she was a Commonwealth Scholar and SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. Jennifer lives in Toronto with her husband and children. Her next book, Our Darkest Night, set in WWII Italy goes on sale on January 5, 2021.
Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling author of a dozen novels including The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, The Room on Rue Amélie, and The Sweetness of Forgetting. Her work has been featured in People, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, and Ladies’ Home Journal, among many other media outlets. She lives in Orlando, Florida.
Danielle R. Graham is the author of both sweet and edgy young adult and new adult novels for HarperCollins and Entangled Publishing. She was also an award-winning columnist for the Richmond News. All We Left Behind is her first historical novel. She currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband.
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