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Canadian fiction writer Holley Rubinsky launches new book at Nelson Library

Canadian fiction writer Holley Rubinsky will be at the Nelson Library on Thursday, April 4 to unveil a new book titled, South of Elfrida .

South of Elfrida, a nature of relationships is skilfully illuminated in this collection of stories by award-winning author  Rubinsky, delves into the lives of those coming face to face with personal truths that require resilience, humour and the ability to change.

With a clear eye for the complexities of the human heart, Rubinsky’s stories take the reader to deeper understandings about the nature of love, loss and longing. Spare and rich with wit, these stories celebrate the act of self-renewal.

“In these tender and surprising stories, Rubinsky is the voice of a true original. Quirky, moving, and laugh-out-loud funny," said Caroline Adderson.

Rubinsky, living in Kaslo, is the author of At First I Hope for Rescue (Knopf Canada; Picador in the US), Rapid Transits and Other Stories (Polestar), and Beyond This Point (McClelland & Stewart).

Winner of the $10,000 Journey Prize and a Gold Medal for fiction at the National Magazine Awards, her second book,

At First I Hope for Rescue, was nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Holley was the host of The Writers' Show, produced by CJLY, Nelson.

Her stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, including The Penguin Anthology of Stories by Canadian Women.

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