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Hamilton Reads with Zoe Whittall at HPL
October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2pm (Central Branch)
HamiltonReads 2017 author readings at HPL Free, but registration required. Apply here.
Best Kind of People: Zoe Whittall’s novel tells the story of George Woodbury, a well respected prep-school teacher who is the school hero for having tackled a school shooter a decade earlier. He lives with his wife Joan — the head trauma nurse at the local hospital — and his 17-year old daughter, Sadie, in a part of town called Woodbury Lake, named after his parents. His son, Andrew, a lawyer, lives in New York with his boyfriend. Early in the novel, George is arrested. He is charged with four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and attempted rape. The Woodburys’ lives are in turmoil and the novel profoundly explores how each character faces the deeply disturbing accusations.
She has also worked as a writer and story editor on the TV shows Degrassi, Schitt’s Creek, and the Baroness Von Sketch Show. Born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, she has an MFA from the University of Guelph and lives in Toronto.
Visit us at the book table to purchase a copy of The Best Kind of People. Can’t make the event in person? Call or email us to pre-order a copy and we’ll get it signed for you.