Tonight is the launch of Darlene Madott's new book STATIONS OF THE HEART at The Columbus Centre. James Clarke will also read from his memoir THE KID FROM SIMCOE STREET.

Details: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 The Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave W., Toronto 5:30-7:30pm canapes and wine served Admission free

Stations of the Heart: This collection is a sequence of interconnected love stories – an exploration of the personal journeys women take… their risks, their travels, and their loves with men. These are stories about women who remain open, feminine, and vulnerable, despite sorrow and betrayal. Thoughtful and tender, Madott’s ability as a raconteur is one as illustrator of experience, examining the passages from station to station, while carrying one’s cross… and each of these women is on a singular pilgrimage, intent on embracing life openly and willingly, seeking something  rare in our times – communion with the self through communion with another.

Check out the book trailer here: www.tinyurl.com/StationsOfTheHeart

The Kid From Simcoe Street: In this moving World War II era memoir, James Clarke recalls growing up in the poor and alcohol-ridden neighbourhood of a small Ontario town. This story, told with emotion that is unflinching in its honesty, lets us see just how remarkable it is that James Clarke became not only a man esteemed and honoured as a judge of the Superior Court of Ontario, but as a respected poet, too.

Watch the book trailer here: www.tinyurl.com/KidSimcoeStreet-BookTrailer