Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Joint Launch at the Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore

September 23
– Travel 'Round the Globe at the D&Q Bookstore [211 Bernard West]

Mary Soderstrom and Anik See launch new titles with a worldview

Véhicule Press and Coach House Books launch two new books that send readers around the world, whether walking through the urban environment of Paris or taking the ultimate road trip in Australia.

Montreal author Mary Soderstrom follows up her acclaimed Green City, with The Walkable City: From Haussmann's Boulevards to Jane Jacobs' Streets, a book that walks through Paris, New York, Toronto, North Vancouver and other cities to examine how cities have changed their citizens and to highlight the importance of a walkable city.

Author of the food memoir, A Fork in the Road, Anik See, returns with Saudade: The Possibilities of Place, a series of essays on locations as varied as the fishing ports of Sri Lanka, fishfrys in the Northwest Terriories and the rough roads of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.

Mary Soderstrom and Anik See will deliver brief presentations from their new books, taking the audience around the globe with tales and images. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A period.

Mary Soderstrom's Green City: People, Nature & Urban Places was selected as one of Globe and Mail's 100 Best Books of 2007. She is the author of Recreating Eden: A Natural History of Botanical Gardens
and The Violets of Usambara. She lives in Montreal.

Anik See is the author of the food memoir A Fork in the Road
(MacMillan, 2000). Her writing has appeared in Brick, Prairie Fire,
the Fiddlehead, Geist, Grain, the National Post, Toronto Life and, as
a contributing editor, in Outpost Magazine. She divides her time
between Canada and Holland, where she works with books, old and new.

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