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Launch of Big Reader by Susan Olding
You're invited to join us to celebrate the launch of Big Reader, the new book from Susan Olding!

Susan will be joined by author and editor Naomi K. Lewis.

Order your copy of Big Reader from Munro's Books!


Ever since childhood, Susan Olding has been a big reader, never without a book on the go. Not surprising, then, that she turns to the library to read her own life. From the dissolution of her marriage to the forging of a tentative relationship with her new partner's daughter, from discovering Toronto as a young undergrad to, years later, watching her mother slowly go blind: through every experience, Olding crafts exquisite, searingly honest essays about what it means to be human, to be a woman--and to be a reader.

Big Reader is a brilliant, achingly beautiful collection about the slipperiness of memory and identity, the enduring legacy of loss, and the nuanced disappointments and joys of a reading life.


"Susan Olding's essays in Big Reader are soaring, searing love letters to the reading life. Profound, intimate, and breathtakingly beautiful." - Helen Humphreys, author of Rabbit Foot Bill

Jun 6, 2021 05:00 PM in Edmonton

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