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Praise for Barbara Gowdy

Barbara Gowdy’s latest fictional tour de force, Little Sister, is an impassioned tale of a woman’s determination to help a stranger, and to come to terms with a death for which she always felt responsible. Gowdy is an internationally acclaimed author of seven previous books, including Helpless, The Romantic, The White Bone, Mister Sandman, We So Seldom Look on Love and Falling Angels. This Wordfest event is presented in partnership with the Calgary Public Library and includes an on-stage interview, reading and book signing. Catch Barbara Gowdy in Calgary on May 18 @ 7pm at the John Dutton Theatre. Tickets are $20 / $17 for seniors and students. Hosted by Mojo Anderson.

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Barbara Gowdy’s portrayal of oddball family ‘shimmers on the page.’

Toronto Star

One of the most inventive and important writers Canada has ever produced.

Globe and Mail

Gowdy’s dazzling new novel was a hard-won creation… ranks among her very best.

Montreal Gazette

A thrilling, captivating exploration of guilt, the female psyche, and the bonds of womanhood. 

Publishers’ Weekly

Gowdy sucks readers into this suspenseful, supernatural story like a strong wind in a squall.


Don’t Miss Wordfest presents Barbara Gowdy

18 May 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE
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