9:00 am Friday August 12 Tickets
Alissa York is four novels, a short story collection and a bunch of awards into what will no doubt be a very long and fruitful writing career. Effigy, her highly acclaimed, much awarded bestselling second novel, is a work of historical fiction set in 19th century Utah that concerns a polygamous Mormon family. It was a Scotiabank Giller Prize nominee in 2007. Her latest novel, The Naturalist, is set in Philadelphia in 1867: the time of Darwin and a golden age of exploration. Loss, love, family intrigue, and discovery are all expertly woven into an expedition up the Amazon River. Alissa York is an outstanding wordsmith and this novel has major bestseller, literally, written all over it.