As part of Alberta Culture Days, Audrey J. Whitson, author of The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning, will be stopping at Sunworks Living in Red Deer. See Audrey reading and signing copies of her new novel at 2:00pm.
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About The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning: Three years into the second millennium, Majestic, Alberta is a farm town dealing with depressed crop prices, international borders closing to Canadian beef, and a severe drought. Older farmers worry about their way of life changing while young people concoct ways to escape: drugs, partying, moving away. Even the church is on the brink of closing. Told through the varied voices of the townspeople and Annie herself, The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning reveals Majestic to be a complex character in its own right, both haunted and haunting. Here, Audrey J. Whitson has written a novel of hard choices and magical necessity.
About Audrey J. Whitson: Audrey J. Whitson’s first book, Teaching Places (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2003), a memoir about how the land teaches, was shortlisted for the Wilfred Eggleston Award, Grant MacEwan Author Award and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year (body/mind/spirit category). Stories from The Glorious Mysteries (Thistledown, 2013)—a collection set in Alberta, California, and Mexico—were shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her latest book is The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning. Her poetry and essays have been published in many magazines and anthologies and have also won awards. Audrey lives in Edmonton and is available to meet with local book clubs. To learn more about her work, visit www.audreywhitson.com.
About Sunworks Living: Sunworks provides a unique shopping experience. At any given time, shoppers can be found meandering through brightly decorated pink Christmas trees or hundreds of gargoyles. Visitors often spend time leafing through cookbooks, carefully choosing the perfect greeting card or quizzing staff on the quality kitchenware & homeware available. Sunworks staff, affectionately called Sunworkers, consistently impress visitors with their product knowledge and dedication to first class customer service.