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Ann Eriksson Launches 'High Clear Bell of Morning' with BC Author Tour

Ann Eriksson Launches 'High Clear Bell of Morning' with BC Author Tour

May 2014

Ann Eriksson is celebrating the release of her new novel, High Clear Bell of Morning with a BC author tour. Meet Ann at one of the following events near you:

DUNCAN - Wednesday, May 7: Book launch at The Old Firehouse Wine Bar, 6pm to 8:30pm

KELOWNA - Tuesday, May 13: Reading at the Kelowna Library, 7pm

KAMLOOPS - Wednesday, May 14: Book signing at Chapters Kamloops, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

KAMLOOPS - Wednesday, May 14: Reading at the Kamloops Library, 7pm

SALMON ARM - Friday, May 16 to Sunday, May 18: Reader and presenter at the Word on the Lake Festival for Writers

NORTH VANCOUVER - Tuesday, May 20: Reading at the North Vancouver Library's Capilano Branch, 7pm

VICTORIA - Tuesday, May 27: Reading at Bolen Books, 7pm

GALIANO ISLAND - Wednesday, June 4: Reading at the Galiano Island Library, 2pm

VANCOUVER - Thursday, June 5: Reading at Cottage Bistro as part of SFU's The Writer's Studio Reading Series, 8pm to 10pm

High Clear Bell of Morning is an elegantly told, affecting novel about a family coping with the news that one of their members has developed a mental illness. Ruby’s life begins to unravel when, at nineteen, she begins hearing voices coming from her closet. Ann Eriksson makes real Ruby and her family’s struggles to come to grips with the illness: their own preconceptions, their frustration in trying to get help within Canada’s mental health system, and, above all, the sheer power of the disease to upend life as they know it.

As Ruby’s father Glen—a marine biologist studying killer whales on our West Coast—sees her transformation from studious, engaged and strong-willed to moody, paranoid, and delusional, he becomes desperate to protect and understand his now seemingly unrecognizable daughter. Meanwhile, he begins to uncover disturbing parallels between Ruby and the mysterious death of a young killer whale, found with a body of toxic pollutants.

Ann Eriksson is the author of three previous novels, including Falling From Grace (Brindle & Glass, 2011), which was awarded a Silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publishers Book Awards. She is also a biologist and founding director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy. For more info, go to www.anneriksson.ca.

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