An IPPY for Angie

Local author Angie Abdou has won an Independent Publishing Award (IPPY) for her book, The Canterbury Trail.

Local author Angie Abdou has won an Independent Publishing Award (IPPY) for her book, The Canterbury Trail.

The book, which many believe is set in a fictional Fernie, won a gold medal in the Canada-West best regional fiction category at the 2012 IPPY awards.

The book was also a finalist for mountain and wilderness literature at the 2011 Banff mountain book competition.

Angie’s first novel, The Bone Cage (2007), was defended by NHL player and literature-enthusiast Georges Laraque in the 2011 Canada Reads debates. The novel was also included on Canadian Literature magazine’s ‘All-Time Top Ten List of Best Canadian Sports Literature’ and was number one on the CBC Book Club’s Top 10 Sports Books.