Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters

Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters
by Jean Pendziwol

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing
Elvis, Joan M. Baril, customer poet Rob Lem

Friday, December 11, 2015

Amy Jones - New book coming up in June.





We’re All in This Together
“Count the Parkers among the great families in literature. We’re All in This Together is a pyrotechnic celebration of the ‘crazy chaos’ of the modern family that will have you laughing and weeping with recognition on every page. Amy Jones writes with lightning bolt prose and an uncanny insight into the joys, grudges, regrets, and sacrifices that make any family who they are. Behold one of the best young writers in this country working at the top of her game. I simply could not stop reading this book.”
–Michael Christie, author of If I Fall, If I Die

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER is an entertaining, witty and wise debut novel that puts the “fun” back in “dysfunctional family” in the tradition of such smart, comic dramas as Kevin Wilson’s The Family Fang and Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You.

A woman goes over a waterfall, a video goes viral, a family goes into meltdown – life is about to get a lot more complicated for the Parkers. Set over the course of four calamitous days, We’re All in This Together is a big-hearted and beguiling first novel that follows the Parkers’ misadventures as catastrophe forces them to finally start acting like a family.

Like all families, the Parkers of Thunder Bay have had their share of complications. But when matriarch Kate Parker miraculously survives plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel — a feat captured on a video that goes viral – it’s Kate’s family who tumbles into chaos under the spotlight her internet fame shines upon their private crises. Her prodigal daughter returns to town. Her 16-year-old granddaughter gets caught up in an online relationship with a man she has never met. Her husband sifts through a marriage to search for what sent his wife over the falls. Her adopted son fears losing the only family he’s ever known. Then there is Kate, who once made a choice between a life of adventure and one of stability, and now fears her advancing dementia will rob her of memories from when she was most herself. Entertaining, witty, and wise, Amy Jones’s irresistible first novel tells a timeless story about finding your own place in the world, even if that means going home.

Publisher:

McClelland & Stewart, Canada, June 2016

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