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Lauren B. Davis book launch & author interview – Princeton Library Live at Labyrinth Bookstore
November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Library Live at Labyrinth: Lauren B. Davis and John C. Foster on “The Grimoire of Kensington Market”
November 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Local author Lauren B. Davis’ new book, “The Grimoire of Kensington Market,” is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and woven through with northern folk tales. It is the story of Maggie, proprietor of the Grimoire bookstore, the cosmic nexus of all the world’s tales. Years after beating her addiction to elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next before consuming them utterly, Maggie is dismayed by the reappearance of its peddlar, Srebrenka, in her life. Although she resists temptation, she quickly learns that her brother, Kyle, has been ensnared by Srebrenka’s drug-laced beguiling.
Davis’ previous works include, among others, “Against a Darkening Sky,” “The Empty Room,” one of the National Post’s “Best Books of the Year,” and “Our Daily Bread,” longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a Globe & Mail “Best Books of the Year.”
John C. Foster is the author of three novels, “Dead Men,” “Night Roads,” and “Mister White,” and one collection of short stories, “Baby Powder and Other Terrifying Substances.” His fourth novel, “The Isle,” will be released this fall.
Library Live at Labyrinth is a collaborative reading series between the library and Labyrinth Books. Events are in the lower level of the book store at 122 Nassau Street