Award winning Canadian author Helen Humphreys will be at Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm.

In partnership with the International Festival of Authors' touring programme, IFOA Ontario, the Library is delighted to host Helen Humphreys-Helen---The-Ghost-OrchardHumphreys as she reads from her new book The Ghost Orchard. Following the reading, local writer Richard Thomas will talk with theauthor about her background, her upcoming works, and the writing process. A book signing and opportunity to purchase books will follow.

The Ghost Orchard is Humphreys' fascinating journey into the secret history of an iconic food, the apple. Delving deep into the storied past of the apple in North America, Helen Humphreys explores the intricate link between agriculture, settlement, and human relationships. In telling this hidden history, Humphreys writes movingly about the experience of her research, something she undertook as one of her closest friends was dying. The result is a book that is both personal and universal, combining engaging storytelling, historical detail, and deep emotional insight.

Humphreys' latest novel, The Evening Chorus, was nominated for a Governor General's Award and was a national bestseller. Her critically acclaimed memoir, Nocturne, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Previous novels include Coventry, Afterimage, and The Lost Garden.

This event takes place on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Library Auditorium. Tickets are available in advance at the Public Services Desk or at the door for $5.00. The Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library is located at: 824 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound. For more information contact the Library at 519-376-6623 or visit the Library's website at  .

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source: media release, OSNGUPL



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