Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Book Launch - Rum Running, by Allison Lawlor

The Keshen Goodman Public Library is pleased to be the hosts for the book launch of Allison Lawlor's latest work, Rum-Running.

Please join us as we celebrate Allison's new book and as we get to hear her read first hand.

The launch takes place Monday, November 9th at 7:00p.m. All are Welcome.

Here is the publisher's description:
"The first book in the Stories of Our Past series, Rum-Running is an intriguing look at one of the most fascinating aspects of Atlantic Canada’s past. Journalist and author Allison Lawlor chronicles the history of this furtive trade and recounts the exploits and escapades of the East Coast’s most infamous liquor smugglers.

Complete with enthralling first-person accounts, fact-filled sidebars, and over 60 photos, and written in an easy-to-read, accessible style, Rum-Running is the rollicking story of one of the most captivating—and controversial—chapters of Canadian history.

Allison Lawlor is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, and Homemakers, Canadian Living, and University Affairs magazines. After graduating from Ryerson University she worked as a reporter for several daily newspapers in Ontario before moving to Nova Scotia in 2003. Her first book, 250 Years of Progress: Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, was published by Nimbus in 2005. Allison lives in Prospect, Nova Scotia, with her husband and two daughters."

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