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August into Winter

with Guy Vanderhaeghe
Hosted by Steven W. Beattie

August into Winter

with Guy Vanderhaeghe
Hosted by Steven W. Beattie
Guy Vanderhaeghe - Photo by Grant McConnell

Steven W. Beattie hosts our celebration of August Into Winter, the first novel in nearly a decade from Guy Vanderhaeghe, the three-time Governor General's Award–winning author of The Last Crossing!


It is 1939, with the world on the brink of global war, when Constable Hotchkiss confronts the spoiled, narcissistic man-child Ernie Sickert about a rash of disturbing pranks in their small prairie town. Outraged and cornered, Ernie commits an act of unspeakable violence, setting in motion a course of events that will change forever the lives of all in his wake.


Guy Vanderhaeghe does not shrink from the corruption, cruelty, and treachery that pervade the world. Yet even in his clear-eyed depiction of evil—a depiction that frequently and delightfully turns darkly comic—he will not deny the possibility of love, of light.


Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.


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