The Winter Palace: a novel of Catherine the Great (M) is a literary tour de force and should be not be missed. Eva Stachniak's third novel has received many glowing reviews and recommendations.
"Eva Stachniak’s first novel, Necessary Lies, won the 2000 Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award. That book told a contemporary story; her follow-up, Garden of Venus, and her latest, The Winter Palace, together should establish her as a pre-eminent writer of historical fiction". - Quill and Quire
"The Russian Imperial Court comes to life with its grandeur and
overindulgence. Even the descriptions of food are divine. This is
absolutely an “eating book,” in that the reader is likely to find
herself starving after reading several chapters. Who would have thought
that one could crave blinys, smoked sturgeon and borscht so much?" - National Post
“brilliant, bold historical novel . . . This superb biographical
epic proves the Tudors don’t have a monopoly on marital scandal, royal
intrigue, or feminine triumph.” - Booklist
Please join us tonight at the Keshen Goodman Library to meet (and hear) Canadian Literary star Eva Stachniak. The reading starts at 7:00pm and all are welcome!
Special thanks to The Canada Council for the Arts for their support.