9781927823170Please Join us to Launch Riel Street by Colette Maitland

Shelf Life Books, 4th Street SW, Calgary, June 12, 7 pm

Café Books, 826 Main Street, Canmore, June 15, 2-5 pm

Stonewater Pub, 490 Stone Street S, Gananoque, June 23, 7 pm

Novel Idea, 156 Princess Street, Kingston, June 25, 7 pm

For Shirley and Corporal Gil Bouchard, life on an army base in Kingston, Ontario is a constant  struggle – a struggle to make ends meet, a struggle to raise children who are searching for their own identity and moral values, a struggle to cope with relatives who don’t all share a common language, or with neighbours who live by vastly different sensitivities. Sometimes, it seems, it is almost a struggle to survive. Told from various points of view, Riel Street is a realistic portrait of a military family: never sentimental, often comical and occasionally sad. Beautifully written, it is utterly believable, a story of quiet courage, determination, grit and tenacity, a story of small everyday triumphs and occasional not-so-small tragedies – a story that could absolutely describe the lives of many Canadians during the pivotal epoch between Canada’s centennial celebrations and the murder of Pierre LaPorte

Colette Maitland has published in The Antigonish Review, Pottersfield Portfolio, Descant, Room of One’s Own, The Nashwaak Review, Wascana Review, The Prairie  Journal, Freefall, The Puritan,  The Fiddlehead, Event, and frequently in The New Quarterly. She placed first in The Kingston Literary Awards, The WFNB Literary Competition, and The CAA Niagara Branch “Ten Stories High” Short Story Competition. She was a finalist for the Writers’ Union of Canada Postcard Story Contest; her story “Keeping the Peace” appeared in Best Canadian Stories 11. Keeping the Peace, a collection of short stories published by Biblioasis, was long-listed for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She lives in Gananoque, ON with her husband, Al Maitland

Riel Street, by Colette Maitland, Canadian Novel, 978-1-927823-17-0, 208 pages, Paperback, 6″ x 9″   $19.95.  Ebook, 978-1-927823-18-7, $11.95 html. JUNE


BalancingOnAThread_coverPlease Join us to Celebrate
Pat Martin Bates
Balancing on a Thread

Book Launch
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St., Victoria
June 19, 7:00 pm.
Pat Martin Bates and Patricia Bovey will be in attendance to sign books.

and in Winnipeg at
McNally Robinson Books
1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
Monday, June 23, 8:00,
in Prairie Ink Restaurant (located inside the bookstore)
Patricia Bovey will be speaking and signing books. Reservations are recommended, please call (204) 975-2659