A few weeks ago, Mandy Brouse from the wonderful Waterloo book store, Words Worth Books, emailed me to say she would soon be at a reception at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, the residence of the Governor General. Our new GG is David Johnston, the former President of the University of Waterloo, and he was a regular Words Worth customer. She asked me if I could inscribe a copy of The Best Laid Plans for her to give him when she was there. I can tell you, that was an easy question to answer. Earlier this week, Mandy sent me what she called in her email, “the Money Shot” above. It’s very cool to think that right now, somewhere in Rideau Hall, The Best Laid Plans is sitting on a table, or a shelf, or perhaps even on the GG’s nightstand.
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There’s a wonderful bookstore in Waterloo, Ontario called Words Worth Books, that is well-known for its passionate and knowledgable staff, not to mention events that attract top-rank authors. In fact, in May, Anne Michaels and Wayson Choy visited. I was delighted to see that TBLP has been recommended on the Words Worth website as one of their “Great Summer Reads.” (Note that on the website, the books are displayed down the left hand side. I’ve changed the layout simply so that it fits better on this blog. There are a couple of other great books also listed that aren’t shown in the graphic above.) It’s always nice to be noted on such lists, particularly when it’s alongside such accomplished writers as Lawrence Hill and Zoe Heller. When this happens, the lyrics from that famous Sesame Street song always arrive in my mind: “One of these is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t belong…”
I don’t know about you, but I always look for the “Staff Picks” section of any bookstore. I’ve seldom been disappointed with choices I’ve made from the “Staff Picks” table. So digging a little deeper into the Words Worth Books website, it was a thrill to discover that the co-owner of the store has read and reviewed TBLP. Thanks so much Tricia.