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Audreys Book Club September: The Melting Queen
2019-07-10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Join Audreys Book Club on September 30th to discuss Bruce Cinnamon’s Melting Queen! Meet with us to discuss this exciting new book about Edmonton and have treats. Audreys Book Club meets on the last Monday of every month to discuss exciting new and classic books.
From NeWest Press’ Description of Melting Queen:
“Every year since 1904, when the ice breaks up on the North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton has crowned a Melting Queen—a woman who presides over the Melting Day spring carnival and who must keep the city’s spirits up over the following winter. But this year, something has changed: a genderfluid ex-frat brother called River Runson is named as Melting Queen. As River’s reign upends the city’s century-old traditions, Edmonton tears itself in two, with progressive and reactionary factions fighting a war for Edmonton’s soul. Ultimately, River must uncover the hidden history of Melting Day, forcing Edmonton to confront the dark underbelly of its traditions and leading the city into a new chapter in its history.
Balancing satire with compassion, Bruce Cinnamon’s debut novel combines history and magic to weave a splendid future-looking tale.”
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