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Thursday, July 05

Toronto Lit Up: Uzma Jalaluddin

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Ben McNally Books
Book Launch: Book Launch
Participants: Uzma Jalaluddin

Join HarperCollins Canada and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Uzma Jalaluddin‘s debut novel, Ayesha At Last.

july-5-2018-jalaluddin-uzma-ayesha-at-lastAyesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn’t want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgemental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and dresses like he belongs in the seventh century.

When a surprise engagement between Khalid and Hafsa is announced, Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and his family; and the truth she realizes about herself. But Khalid is also wrestling with what he believes and what he wants. And he just can’t get this beautiful, outspoken woman out of his mind.

Admission is free. RSVP here.

Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto International Festival of Authors, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.

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Saturday, July 21

A Night Between the Covers

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 9:00 PM
Stephen Leacock Museum & Historic Site
In Conversation: Lit On Tour
Participants: Molly O'Keefe, Mary Sullivan

Meet Harlequin Romance writers Molly O’Keefe (Lost Without You) and Mary Sullivan (Rodeo Sherriff) for a night of romantic readings and discussion in the heart of Ontario’s lake country.

To book call 705-329-1908

This event is part of the Lit On Tour programme.

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