By Bernard Bujold ( LeStudio1.com ) –
Among the thousands of books that will be available at the Book Fair in Montreal in 2013, I chose my three personal top picks!
1 . MY FAVORITE AUTHOR : KATHY REICHS
I discovered Kathy since her first novel ” Already Dead” in 1998 and I always admired her kindness and availability during book fairs. She is half from Quebec because she spends half of her life and her career in Montreal. She is also the producer of the TV series BONES. Kathy’s favorite book is the one she wrote with the Acadia as a place of action : Bones to Ashes – (2008).
2 . MY FAVORITE NOVEL : LE RETOUR DE L’OURS – CATHERINE LAFRANCE
This novel is the second from this author ( she also have a career as a journalist ) and the action takes place in the North. Her first novel, LA SAISON FROIDE told the story of a girl from Montreal who goes to work in the North while the second novel highlights the whole issue of the environment and global warming by using the story of a local village who fight for its survival. It is a village girl who will be responsible for rescue !
3 . MY FAVORITE BIOGRAPHY : RAYMOND BOULANGER – LE PILOTE MERCENAIRE
This book chronicles the life of an airline pilot Raymond Boulanger and his adventures as a pilot for the drug cartels in Colombia. However, what is really exciting in the book are the Quebec places that are central of action including my native Gaspé including the village of Bonaventure and the famous “Château Blanc”… Raymond is himself a native from Rimouski.
There are a total of more than 950 booths and hundreds of authors participating at Book Fair of Montreal in 2013 .
Photo 1: Poster Exhibition 2013, Kathy Reichs , Raymond Baker, Daniel Renaud ; Katia Chapoutier , Bernard Brault, Dominique Bertrand , Catherine Lafrance ; Claude Jasmin , Kim Thuy , Jean Paré , Gabriel Nadeau Dubois , Janette Bertrand ; Gilles Archambault , Daniel Lessard , Pierre Miron , Claude Poirier, Lise Ravary ; Nathalie Petrowski . ;
Photo 2: Kathy Reichs (Photo by Bernard Bujold ) ;
Photo 3: Catherine Lafrance (Photo by Bernard Bujold ) ;
Photo 4: Raymond Baker and his biography (La Presse)
See website Kathy Reichs ;
See interview Catherine Lafrance ;
See interview Raymond Boulanger ;
See website of the Book Fair of Montreal ;
BOOK FAIR IN MONTREAL 2013 – TOP PERSONAL PICKS