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Icon of the event The Mafia, Triads and Ava Lee with Ian Hamilton
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bestselling author Ian Hamilton on the third novel of the Ava Lee Triad Trilogy,

Icon of the event Lisa See: The Bonds of Mothers and Daughters
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance. Bestselling author Lisa See paints in her new novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and ...

Icon of the event Jeff Lemire: Roughnecks and Redemption
Fri Apr 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the bestselling graphic novelist of Essex County, Descender, and The Underwater Welder comes Roughneck, a story about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has ...

Icon of the event The World is Against Kelly Oxford (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Tue May 02, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kelly Oxford is the author of the New York Times bestseller Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar. Her new book When You Find Out the World is Against You is a collection of essays and memories of awful moments....

Icon of the event Elise Levine: Blue Fields
Mon May 08, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Critically acclaimed author of Driving Men Mad, Elise Levine on her new book Blue Fields, a trippy, dystopic, psychological tale of one woman's descent into the depths of grief, risk-addiction, and deep-sea diving. With Quill...

Icon of the event Jo Nesbo: Tinder Killer - ATRIUM
Thu May 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Regarded as one of the world's leading crime writers, Nesbo Resturns with the latest Harry Hole story, The Thirst....

Icon of the event TCAF 2017 Kick-Off: 25 Years of Image Comics!
Fri May 12, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns for it's 9th year to Toronto Reference Library, with a star-studded kick-off event! Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of premiere U.S. comic book publisher Image Comics, the event will s...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Strout: Painfully Human
Tue May 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge. Her latest book, Anything Is Possible, was written in tandem with My Name Is Lucy Barton and draws on the small-town characters evoked there....

Icon of the event Rind in the Marmalade -  A Headhunter's Tales
Tue May 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tony van Straubenzee worked in human resources on Toronto's Bay Street, specializing in executive-level headhunting. Needing only two comfortable chairs, he has interviewed every personality type and witnessed the range of hu...

Icon of the event Big, Bold and Loud: The Sex Worker in Adele Wiseman's Crackpot
Thu May 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Hoda is one of Canada's most original creations: an oversized Jewish prostitute who serves the boys and men of North End Winnipeg. Shunned at first, she is eventually welcomed into the heart of her community - a familiar and...