Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
3:00pm

Family Matters

with Claudia Dey and Yasuko Thanh
Hosted by Rhonda Douglas

Family Matters

with Claudia Dey and Yasuko Thanh
Hosted by Rhonda Douglas
29
Sunday
Oct
2023
3:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Claudia Dey - Photo by Norman Wong
Yasuko Thanh - Photo by Steve Barrie

Poet and author Rhonda Douglas hosts a conversation on the deep family bonds that define and destroy us, that shape us and test us, and the complicated ways we love and are loved.

 

Daughter  by Claudia Dey is an obsessive examination of the forces that drive us to become, to create and to break free. A tour de force about a woman, long caught in her charismatic father's web, who strives to make a life—and art—of her own.

 

To the Bridge by Yasuko Thanh, the bestselling author of Mistakes to Run With, is a heartrending tale of a mother hell-bent on saving her family after her daughter's suicide attempt—despite the destruction it might mean for herself. It is a story that asks how we can connect when there is a river of difference raging between us.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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