Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

YA book launch of The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19

Share |
YA book launch of The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19
When

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:00pm

Where

Toronto Public Library - Lillian H. Smith Branch
239 College Street
Toronto, ON

Details

Join author Jocelyn Brown for the launch of her YA novel, The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19, with readings and a craft workshop.

Event runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

About the Book
Biology is not Dree's thing. Equally heinous are English, Social Studies, her sister and mother, not to mention Edmonton in general. Toronto is where she belongs – specifically the Renegade Craft Fair where, finally, her crafts will be appreciated.

But escape is imminent: on her fifteenth birthday, she will get the special fund her father promised, and the day after that, she'll be on WestJet Flight 233 to Toronto. Instead, her dad has a fatal heart attack, and all she finds are clues leading to the ominous Alberta Psychiatric Hospital where her parents once worked.

Along the way: a couple of fatal fires, mysterious inconsistencies in the family tree, nineteen sassy sock creatures named Marcel, a new friend, a stepmother who's maybe sympathetic after all, and the unceasing misery of school. As Dree tries to unearth a mystery, and to knit herself a passing mark in science, she keeps searching for the money, and for a proper way to grieve her father.

Told in a fresh and frank voice, The Mitochondrial Curiosities of Marcels 1 to 19 is a wry, adventurous, unflinching look at the trials of teenage life.

Instructions for renegade crafts included.

Location

Toronto Public Library - Lillian H. Smith Branch
239 College Street
Toronto, ON

JF Robitaille: Minor Dedications

Dundurn

Open Book App Ad