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Lorenzo@Home series

Join our virtual book club

Each year, the Lorenzo Society at UNB Saint John sponsors in-person readings by major Canadian authors. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, events scheduled for fall 2020 will be hosted online.

Readers who attend any of the four monthly virtual book club events will have the opportunity to hear directly from the featured author, ask questions and discuss the book with fellow readers.

Space is limited.

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on when registration opens for each of the events. 

Contact the Lorenzo Society coordinator, Andrea Kikuchi, for more information.

Fall 2020 schedule

by Janie Chang

Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT)

China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff at Minghua University are ordered to flee. They must walk 1,000 miles to the safety and have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends.

by Genevieve Graham

Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT)

The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children.

This book was nominated by Lindsay Taylor Doiron.

by Samantha M. Bailey

Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT)

A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.”

She places her child in your arms. She says your name.

Then she jumps...

Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. (ADT)

What if a ghost were haunting your house? What if you were the ghost?

Everything in Fay's life is perfect – living in the house she dreamed of as a child, married to a man she loves, and planning her life as an artist. Her life seems full of possibility. Then, late one night, Fay realizes that something has gone wrong.


Virtual book launch

Author: Greg Marquis
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4
Time: 7 p.m. ADT

Join author Greg Marquis for the launch of his new book John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Year Canada was Cool.

The live virtual event and Q&A will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. Email for more information.

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