Author Adam Lewis Schroeder reads from newest book

Author coming to Agassiz library

Adam Lewis Schroeder, touted as one of Canada’s best young authors, will be touring Fraser Valley Regional Libraries this month, reading from his new book In the Fabled East. He’ll be stopping in at the Agassiz branch on April 19 at 7 p.m.

Chosen by Amazon.ca as one of the best books of 2010, Schroeder transports you back to the splendors of Paris and French Indochina in the early 1900s. Both historical adventure and love story this richly interwoven fable is the poignant tale of mother, son, man and woman.

Schroeder has traveled widely and published stories in more than a dozen journals and anthologies. His first novel Empress of Asia was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was selected by the Globe and Mail as one of the books of the year. He currently lives in the Penticton and is a columnist for CBC Radio One as well as a creative writing instructor at UBC Okanagan. For more information or to register for a reading, please call or visit one of the host libraries.

The events are free to take part in, but registration is required by phoning the library.

He’ll be at the Chilliwack library on Monday, April 18 at 2 p.m., Mission on April 19 at 2 p.m., Agassiz on April 19 at 7 p.m. and Hope on April 20 at 7 p.m.

For more information, phone the Agassiz Library at 604-796-9510.