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Online library event hosts author Lisa Bird-Wilson

Everybody is welcome to meet author Lisa Bird-Wilson in an online conversation moderated by Elis Ziegler, Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., hosted by the Prince Edward County Public Library.

Those who wish to attend but need technology or assistance, are invited to call the library at 613-476-5962 for assistance to join in.

Bird-Wilson will be discussing her book ‘Probably Ruby’, called “a perfectly crafted novel with effortless, nearly imperceptible shifts in time and perspective, exquisitely chosen detail, natural dialogue and emotion control that results in breathtaking leels of tension and points of revelation.”

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Background on book:
Relinquished as an infant, Ruby is placed in a foster home and finally adopted by Alice and Mel, a less-than-desirable couple who can’t afford to complain too loudly about Ruby’s Indigenous roots. But when her new parents’ marriage falls apart, Ruby finds herself vulnerable and in compromising situations that lead her to search, in the unlikeliest of places, for her Indigenous identity.

Unabashedly self-destructing on alcohol, drugs and bad relationships, Ruby grapples with the meaning of the legacy left to her.

In a series of expanding narratives, Ruby and the people connected to her tell their stories and help flesh out Ruby’s history. Seeking understanding of how we come to know who we are, Probably Ruby explores how we find and invent ourselves in ways as peculiar and varied as the experiences of Indigenous adoptees themselves. Ruby’s voice, her devastating honesty and tremendous laugh, will not soon be forgotten.

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