August 08, 2017

The Winnowing: Book launch (Toronto, ON)

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Vikki VanSickle

author of

Words that Start with B (Scholastic Canada, 2010)
Love is a Four-Letter Word (Scholastic Canada, 2011)
Days That End in Y (Scholastic Canada, 2013)
Summer Days, Starry Nights (Scholastic Canada, 2013)
If I Had a Gryphon (Tundra, 2016)

for the launch of her newest book

The Winnowing
Written by Vikki VanSickle
Scholastic Canada
312 pp.
Ages 12+
September 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

6:30 - 10 p.m.


Supermarket Restaurant and Bar
268 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, Ontario 
M5T 2L9


There will be:
• a reading
• book sales by Bakka-Phoenix Books
•  book signing
• a trivia game (on 1980s pop culture, science fiction and kids' books) with prizes
and hosted by author Evan Munday


Here's a bit about the book:
Marivic Stone lives in a small world, and that’s fine with her. Home is with her beloved grandfather in a small town that just happens to be famous for a medical discovery that saved humankind — though not without significant repercussions. Marivic loves her best friend, Saren, and the two of them promise to stick together, through thick and thin, and especially through the uncertain winnowing procedure, a now inevitable — but dangerous — part of adolescence. 
But when tragedy separates the two friends, Marivic is thrust into a world of conspiracy, rebellion and revolution. For the first time in her life, Marivic is forced to think and act big. If she is going to right a decade of wrongs, she will need to trust her own frightening new abilities, even when it means turning her back on everything, and everyone, she’s known and loved. A gripping exploration of growing up, love and loss, The Winnowing is a page-turning adventure that will have readers rooting for their new hero, Marivic Stone, as they unravel the horror and intrigue of a world at once familiar but with a chilling strangeness lurking beneath the everyday.
From on July 17, 2017.

Come and see Vikki VanSickle at this year's Eden Mills Writers' Festival on Sunday, September 10, 2017 and look for a review soon of The Winnowing.

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