Book Launch: House of Bears by Orysia Dawydiak

Everyone is invited to the launch of House of Bears, a new novel by Orysia Dawydiak.
WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: Haviland Club, 2 Haviland Street, Charlottetown
House of Bears is Orysia Dawydiak’s first novel.  When Luba Kassim reluctantly returns home to Northern Ontario, the strained relationship with her traditional Ukrainian mother only heightens her feelings of alienation and isolation. A family crisis reunites her extended family and reignites old rivalries and the pain of long-held family secrets. Slowly, Luba begins piecing together her family’s unspoken past, starting in the 1930s in Ukraine, followed by emigration to England and settlement in Canada. In the process, she uncovers some startling truths about her own identity, and learns that she and her mother have much more in common than she thinks.
Orysia works at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, and lives on a small farm on Prince Edward Island’s north shore where she raises sheep and dogs. She writes books on livestock protection dogs, and has also written award-winning fiction for children and young adults.
Author reading and signing – Music – Refreshments
Everyone welcome!
For more information, call (902) 892-8151
Published by Acorn Press, Charlottetown
ISBN 978-1-894838-34-4 / 6 x 9 / 320 pp / 2009 / pb  / $22.95

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