Thursday, September 22, 2005

Oh, that's just our Adrian Kelly!

from the Coach House website

6 October – Adrian Michael Kelly launches Down Sterling Road in Calgary

Join Adrian Michael Kelly as he launches Down Sterling Road in Calgary. Down Sterling Road tracks and traces the life of eleven-year-old Jacob McKnight, whose family life is shattered by a tragic accident. Parsing the anatomy of childhood with wisdom, wit and wonder, it’s one of the most charismatic books you’ll read all year. Presented in conjunction with Pages Books on Kensington.

6 October, 7.30 pm
The Heritage Room
Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just picked up Adrian's book last night and was hardly able to put it down. Read half last night and hope to finish it tonight. Having grown up on the same street as Adrian, in "Glanisburg" I can't claim to have KNOWN him, but was certainly acquainted with him and can easily associate many of the characters with their real life counterparts. I have to admit to finding it a bit disconcerting to read this book and almost feel as if I'm eavesdropping a bit. I'm also having a bit of trouble with the fact that SOME names have been changed, but others haven't and can think of one person in particular who will be really upset to read about herself in this book.
I am in touch with Miss Richardson (now Mrs. Pomeroy) and will email her about the book.
Kudos to you Adrian, you are obviously a talented writer and I wish you much success. It must have been cathartic for you to write this book and I look forward to finishing it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This book must have been some form of therapy for Adrian. Hope it helped him work out some issues. Why did he use some people's real names but change others. It was very thoughtless to use some real names and say nasty things about some people. Kids are mean, but hopefully by the time they grow up they have compassion and are sensitive to other people's feelings. Adrian obviously hasn't developed those traits. If he had he would have used pseudonyms for everyone in his book, not just some. That is just mean.

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