Join us as we celebrate local author Holly Quan's debut novel, The Sow's Ear Café. We'll have some treats to offer, and at 3pm Holly will do a reading from the book.
About the book:
What if your life fell apart? And what if you then re-imagined yourself? The Sow’s Ear Café is a story about romance, discovery, and transformation.
Lucie Tanguay is a self-reliant, lippy livewire living a sweet life in Vancouver, when everything suddenly and shockingly unravels. With help from one of her few trusted friends, Lucie sets off on a road trip, looking… for what? She doesn’t know. Car trouble maroons her in the small town of Sweetgrass, Alberta, where she takes a temporary job in a café. She begins soaking in the natural beauty and drama of her surroundings, as Sweetgrass slowly becomes as much a state of mind for Lucie as a place she just might want to call home.
Then a series of frightening events thrusts her into danger and suspicion: a well-known and much-beloved town resident is found dead, and Lucie’s lover, who’s mysteriously disappeared, might be the killer. Trying to clear his name – and to cope with his sudden disappearance – Lucie must balance her long-held toughness with her newfound faith in trust and love.
A lyrical, contemporary romantic drama spiced with humour and fast-paced dialogue, The Sow’s Ear Café chronicles one woman’s path to maturity and healing through friendship, romance, and the transformative nature of spectacular landscape.
About the author:
Holly Quan is an award-winning writer and communications specialist. She’s been freelancing since 1988 and has written documentary film scripts, newspaper and magazine articles, corporate communications materials and several non-fiction books. In 2000, Holly and her long-time partner moved from Calgary to a small town in the Alberta foothills. That transformation from city mouse to country mouse was the inspiration for The Sow’s Ear Café, her first novel.