Book launch update: The Meaning of Children

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The official launch of PWAC Quebec member Beverly Akerman‘s short story collection, The Meaning of Children, is set for Thursday, April 28, 2011.

You can RSVP Beverly at at this address:Beverly.Akerman@sympatico.ca. Feel free to bring along any friends who might also be interested in buying a book!

About the book

These fourteen stories approach the world’s complexities through a child’s eyes (‘Beginning’), grapple with the sorrows and ecstasies of the child-bearing years (‘Middle’), and probe truths with a child-like clarity near the end of life’s journey (‘End’).

“[A] keen, incisive vision into the hidden world of children as well as intimate knowledge of the secret spaces that exist between the everyday events of life. There is knowledge here, knowledge of those important, life defining moments of puberty, the birth of a sibling, an encounter with a possibly dangerous stranger…a work with a brilliant sense of story.” JoAnne Soper-Cook, Judge, 2010 David Adams Richards Prize.

“Akerman holds up our greatest fears, not to dwell on them, but to marvel at our commitment to life, especially to passing it on to others.” Anne Chudobiak, The Montreal Gazette

“This isn’t the invented childhood of imagination and wonderment.” Katie Hewitt, The Globe & Mail

Here are few (glowing) reviews of the book.

And you’re invited to ‘like’ the book’s facebook page and/or follow her on twitter and/or visit her blog.

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