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Dear Fellow Canadian Writers Society Members

I hope you are all well, enjoying spring, and that the only storms in our futures are generating by writing one up.

After much ado and with a little help from my friends, I’m very pleased to invite you to join me in launching my new book, The Meaning of Children!

Thursday, April 28th

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Nicholas Hoare Books

1366 Greene Avenue

Westmount QC


You can RSVP at this address. Feel free to bring along any friends who might also be interested in buying a book ;). I look forward to hearing about what you’ve been up to.


About the book:

These fourteen stories approach the world's complexities through a child's eyes ('Beginning'), grapple with the sorrows and ecstasies of the child-bearing years ('Middle'), and probe truths with a child-like clarity near the end of life's journey ('End').

[A] keen, incisive vision into the hidden world of children as well as intimate knowledge of the secret spaces that exist between the everyday events of life. There is knowledge here, knowledge of those important, life defining moments of puberty, the birth of a sibling, an encounter with a possibly dangerous stranger…a work with a brilliant sense of story.” JoAnne Soper-Cook, Judge, 2010 David Adams Richards Prize.

Akerman holds up our greatest fears, not to dwell on them, but to marvel at our commitment to life, especially to passing it on to others.” Anne Chudobiak, The Montreal Gazette

This isn’t the invented childhood of imagination and wonderment.” Katie Hewitt, The Globe & Mail

Hope you can make it,

Beverly Akerman MSc


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