IFOA and HarperCollins invite you to the release of Little Sister by award-winning author Barbara Gowdy as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series. Join us at Boxcar Social at Harbourfront Centre and celebrate the new work of an acclaimed author.
Like The White Bone, Gowdy’s international bestseller, Little Sister is a fictional tour de force. As the author explores the limits of the human mind, the result is an impassioned tale of one woman’s determination to help a woman she has never met, and to come to terms with a death for which she has always felt responsible.
“I had to admire Gowdy’s elegant structure…. Louise’s descriptions of her feelings for Abel are carefully constructed and, at times, flat-out beautiful…. [Gowdy] has found a perfect vehicle for her peculiar talents.” —The new York Times Book Review
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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.
Barbara Gowdy is the author of seven books, including Helpless, The Romantic, The White Bone, Mister Sandman, We So Seldom Look on Love and Falling Angels, all of which have been met with widespread international acclaim and critical praise. She has been a finalist three times for the Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and twice for the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 1996, she received the Marian Engel Award and in 2008 the Trillium Book Award. A Member of the Order of Canada and a Guggenheim Fellow, Barbara Gowdy lives in Toronto.