Author Dian Day is, while supplies last, giving away copies of her latest book, The Madrigal for free. Ms. Day is an excellent author of Canadian literary fiction. Her two books, The Clock of Heaven and most recently, The Madrigal, are two of my personal favourites.
Earlier today, I received this email which Ms. Day sent out to select Canadian bloggers:
As some of you will know, my partner and I had a difficult year in 2019, and several attempts at touring with my most recent novel, The Madrigal, had to be cancelled. Once again, I was preparing to do a reading tour this spring; venues and co-readers were firming up for locations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, and even Saskatchewan.
And then Covid came to Canada.
Of course, all such events have been cancelled indefinitely—and personally, I can’t imagine making such a trip until we have a vaccine.
Consequently, I have decided to crack into these boxes of books sitting on the landing and distribute them via Canada Post, free, to anyone who asks, as long as my supply lasts. All you have to do is write to me through my website (address below)—and let me know why you want one; [Let her know you read about her books here at The Miramichi Reader! ~ James] don’t forget to include your mailing address. And then promise, after you have read it, to gently wipe the cover with a little soapy water or a disinfectant wipe, and pass your copy along to another eager reader while maintaining safe social distancing. And, of course, ask them to promise to do the same.
Oh, and I have a few extra copies of The Clock of Heaven, too.
Thanks, everyone. Stay home, stay safe, and keep reading!