Reading With Pride - Online Event

2020 30 Sep
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate the launch of three new exceptional works from HarperCollins with #HarperPresents: Reading with Pride

Join us on September 30th at 7pm for an online panel featuring LGBTQ+ authors with newly published novels: Alison Taylor, Natalie Zina Walschots, and Alex Myers in a conversation with Zoe Whittall.

Octopus Books is pleased to be the official bookseller in Ottawa for this event. Join the Zoom event here.


Alison Taylor's Aftershock

Aftershock follows a mother and daughter's parallel journeys through shared trauma: mother Jules struggles to regain control of her life and her OxyContin dependency while daughter Chloe goes off the map after a rocky visit to her father in New Zealand. Mother and daughter will need to reconcile before they can finally address the secrets surrounding the tragic death of a sister and the emotional impact they have wrought.

“A debut novel that jumps off the page, Aftershock is a wonderfully fresh and contemporary story about the ways that modern life tests the bonds between a mother and daughter. I was completely hooked from the start.” - —Liz Renzetti, author of Based on a True Story

Natalie Zina Walschots' Hench

Told with razor wit and a love of all things Superhero, Hench is a smart, evocative crossover novel that examines the world of Supers through the lens of human resources and spreadsheets that builds to an incredible story of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption.

“Sharp, unexpected, and hilarious—HENCH takes the classic superhero story and cleverly turns it on its head. Get ready for a delightfully twisted adventure that will make you want to root for the bad guys.” - Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M

Alex Myers' The Story of Silence

A knightly fairy tale of royalty and dragons, of midwives with secrets and dashing strangers in dark inns. Taking the original French legend as his starting point, The Story of Silence is a rich, multilayered new story for today’s world.