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Friday, February 18, 2005

Anne Giardini in Ottawa

Anne Giardini talks with friends and fans tonight at the Ottawa book launch of her first novel, The Sad Truth About Happiness. The event was held at Nicholas Hoare Books on Sussex adjacent to to the Byward Market. It truely is the most beautiful bookstore in Ottawa. Ottawa, incidentally, is where Anne Giardini grew up. The evening started with Mrs. Giardini initially signing books for her readers and then she gave a reading from the brief chapter, Attic, which she elegantly describes a fire in an apartment building.

From the dust jacket: "Anne Giardini was a columnist for the National Post for three years, and has written numerous essays, stories and articles on a wide range of sujects. The Sad Truth About Happiness is her first novel. The daughter of beloved novelist Carol Shields, Anne Giardini lives in Vancouver with her husband and three children."

Anne Giardini talks with friends and fans


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