Charlotte Gray will be making a stop in Merrickville to publicize her new book: Murdered Midas: a millionaire, his gold mine, and a strange death on an island paradise! The Library’s book club The Library Readers is sponsoring this visit – which will take place at the Merrickville Legion (Note: not at the Library).
Admission is free, but donations to the Library are appreciated. Refreshments will be available.
Spaces are limited – Registration required. Contact 613-269-4050 to register.
CHARLOTTE GRAY is one of Canada’s best-known writers and the author of ten acclaimed books of literary non-fiction. Her most recent bestseller is The Promise of Canada: People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country. Her bestseller The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial That Shocked a Country won the Toronto Book Award, the Heritage Toronto Book Award, the Canadian Authors Association Lela Common Award for Canadian History and the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book. It was shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize, the Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction and the Evergreen Award, and longlisted for the BC National Book Award for Non-Fiction. An adaptation of her bestseller Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike was broadcast as a television miniseries.
An adjunct research professor in the department of history at Carleton University, Gray is the recipient of the Pierre Berton Award for distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.