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Lorenzo Reading with Lauren B. Davis

Author: Andrea Kikuchi

Posted on Oct 24, 2019

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Author Lauren B. Davis will read from The Grimoire of Kensington Market, short-listed for a CAA Fred Kerner Book Award, on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m at the Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

The downtown core of Toronto is being consumed by elysium, a drug that allows its users to slip through the permeable edges of this world into the next before consuming them utterly. Peddled by the icy Srebrenka, few have managed to escape the drug and its dealer. But Maggie has. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," and woven through with northern folk tales, The Grimoire of Kensington Market is the story of Maggie, proprietor of the Grimoire bookstore, the cosmic nexus of all the world's tales.

Lauren B. Davis is the author of Against a Darkening SkyThe Empty Room, one of the National Post's “Best Books of the Year”; and Our Daily Bread, long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and a Globe & Mail "Best Books of the Year." Her other books include the bestselling and critically acclaimed novels The Radiant City, a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and The Stubborn Season, as well as two short story collections, An Unrehearsed Desire and Rat Medicine & Other Unlikely Curatives.

The Lorenzo Reading Series acknowledges the support of The League of Canadian Poets, UNB Saint John, UNB Saint John Bookstore, and its private reading sponsors.

For more information contact Andrea Kikuchi at (506) 648-5782 or email

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