Something for Everyone
Taking us from the Fjord of Eternity to the streets of St. John's and the swamps of Orlando, these stories show us the timeless, the tragic, and the miraculous hidden in the underbelly of our everyday lives. A missing rock god may have jumped a cruise ship - in the Arctic. A grieving young woman may live next to a serial rapist. A man's last day on earth replays in the minds of others in a furiously sensual, heartrending fugue.
Author - Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of the novels Caught, February, and Alligator. Caught was a finalist for Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is now a major CBC television series starring Allan Hawco. February won CBC's Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and was named a New Yorker Best Book of the Year, and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Alligator was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canada and the Caribbean), and was a national bestseller. Her story collection Open was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a national bestseller. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Publisher - House of Anansi
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Reader/Advocate - Maggie Burton, City Councillor
Originally from Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador, Maggie Burton currently lives in St. John’s with her two young children where she works as a city councillor, management coach, poet, and musician. Burton holds a Bachelor of Music degree from MUN where she specialized in music history and studied violin. She plays violin with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and co-directs the St. John’s New Music Collective and pop duo, Door Lock. The recipient of awards in poetry from NL Arts and Letters and Riddle Fence, her poems have most recently been published in Riddle Fence, Grain and Newfoundland Quarterly Online. Her first independently-released chapbook Hands That Knew Heat is available at Broken Books.
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"Leave your faux-sheepskin boots on the rubber mat by the door and pick up Lisa Moore’s Something for Everyone, which will make you take a second look at the world around you and ask, perhaps out loud, if you, too, are a character from one of her stories…" - Maggie Burton