Author Martha Brooks will be reading from her poignant memoir, Letters to Brian, at the Brandon Public Library on Tuesday, May 31. Join her and get your own signed copy of this beautiful book devoted to embracing the grieving process.
DATE: Tuesday, May 31
TIME: 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Brandon Public Library
ADDRESS: Unit 1, 710 Rosser Ave, Brandon, MB
Letters to Brian
Winner of the 2016 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction.
In daily love letters written to her husband and soul companion, Brian, over the year following his death from brain cancer, critically acclaimed author, playwright, and jazz singer Martha Brooks leads us on a journey through grief that is both deeply personal and undeniably universal.
By turns funny, shattering, and uplifting, Brooks wrestles with the crucial question of how to continue a lifelong romance once your lover is gone. The answer seems to come from Brian himself, leaving timely clues and orchestrating surprising synchronicities of healing through family, friends, and complete strangers. Through her “Letters to Brian”, Brooks learns not to overcome her grief but to live with loss. And she comes to realize that we are never truly alone.
Martha Brooks is an award-winning novelist, playwright and jazz singer whose books have been published in Spain, Italy, Japan, Denmark, England, Germany and Australia, as well as in Canada and the United States. She is a three-time winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year, as well as the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award, the Governor General’s Award, and the Vicky Metcalf Award for her body of work. Letters to Brian is her first book for adult readers. She lives in Winnipeg.