Return to Gutenthal!
Thursday, 07 September 2017
For immediate release
Return to Gutenthal!
Armin Wiebe's much-anticipated new novel Grandmother, Laughing brings readers back to his beloved world of Gutenthal. Wiebe's critically acclaimed stageplay The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz has gone from stage to page in Grandmother, Laughing, which follows the life and love of the Kehlers and their unconventional family.
Exploring the nature of love and the lengths some will go to find joy, Wiebe's fifth novel is both heartbreaking and beautiful. His most poignant work yet, Grandmother, Laughing is a triumph from one of Manitoba's most talented storytellers.
Praise for Armin Wiebe
[Wiebe] deftly reveals the foibles of Mennonite culture and human nature-the contradictions, the ignorance-but also the principled commitment, intelligence, imagination, and courage of characters navigating difficult circumstances.
Wiebe has perfected a voice unique in Canadian Literature.
[Wiebe] has brought to life a colorful world that seems from the outside to be tranquil and uneventful, but which has its own inner tensions and imperatives.
-The Globe and Mail
Upcoming Events for Grandmother, Laughing
September 7, 7pm.: Launch, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park, Winnipeg, MB.
September 22, 7pm; Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Centre Cuturel Franco-Manitobain (CCFM), Winnipeg, MB.
November 4, Noon: Book signing, Chapters St. Vital, Winnipeg, MB.
Founded in a Winnipeg pub in 1976 to publish chapbooks by Manitoba poets, Turnstone Press has become one of the most highly regarded book publishers in western Canada, publishing not only poetry but also fiction, literary criticism and non-fiction. In 1998 Turnstone Press launched Ravenstone Books, an imprint dedicated to mysteries, thrillers, and noir fiction. Turnstone Press is committed to our literary and cultural role in Manitoba and Canada and our mandate reflects this. We publish only Canadian authors or landed immigrants, we strive to publish a significant number of new writers, to publish in a variety of genres, and to publish 50 per cent Manitoba writers and/or books with Manitoba content.
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