After the Tweet chat and HVC, I shot downtown to catch what I could of Renny’s book launch for her novel Family Business at the Fromagerie Elgin.
I managed to be in time for her reading and to purchase a book and get it signed.
The afternoon also included performances by one of the tenors Renny manages, and a classically trained pianist.
Music feeds the writerly soul.
Artisan cheeses, fruit, and baguettes were provided.
Though smaller than her Toronto launch, the afternoon met Renny’s expectations and generated additional publicity for her novel.
You should really check it out.
Here’s what Amazon says:
Set in the Netherlands against the backdrop of the Great Depression and through World War II, Family Business follows the story of Agatha Meijer and her sons, André and Johan, as they build their textile business, a business Agatha is determined her sons will carry on, regardless of their own desires. Family tension comes to a head when the boys each take a stand, sending all their lives spinning in directions none of them would have ever anticipated, and making each of them question the true meaning of loyalty, love, and freedom.