When: Wed., July 3, 7-8:45 p.m. 2013
Former Halifax poet laureate Sue MacLeod launches her first novel, Namesake. The YA novel tells intertwining stories about two girls named Jane Grey: one a high school student in modern-day Halifax, the other the ill-fated Nine Days Queen of England. A beautiful, mysterious prayer book transports modern-day Jane to the Tudor-era Tower of London where her namesake is imprisoned. Book sales at the launch will be handled by Woozles Children's Bookstore.