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Author and Filmmaker Shandi Mitchell to kick off Lorenzo Reading Series

Author: Andrea Kikuchi

Posted on Sep 13, 2019

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Author and filmmaker Shandi Mitchell will read from The Waiting Hours on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. and later that evening at 7 p.m. The earlier event will take place at the Marco Polo Room, Parkland (Shannex) Saint John, while the latter reading will be held at the Kennebecasis Valley Public Library. This reading is in memory of Susan Kathleen Leyden, longtime supporter of the Lorenzo Society.

In The Waiting Hours, when tragedy erupts on a stifling summer night, three ordinary people, with the extraordinary jobs of rescuing strangers, are connected to one another in ways both explicit and invisible. Each is deeply devoted to what they do, but they are all beginning to crack under the immense pressures of their work.

Shandi Mitchell's debut novel, Under This Unbroken Sky, won the 2010 Commonwealth Regional Prize for First Book (Canada/Caribbean), the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and the 2012 Kobzar Literary Award. It was also longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Mitchell was born in New Brunswick, raised in Alberta, and now makes her home in Nova Scotia.

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