By Lesley-Anne Longo
Amanda Leduc, author of The Miracles of Ordinary Men, will be in Fernie for a reading and panel discussion of her debut novel at the Fernie Public Library on September 7, along with author Angie Abdou.
A fantastical novel, The Miracles of Ordinary Men is about a man growing wings, a woman finding God in pain and fury, and a destiny that will show them both light in the most unlikely of places. The quests of the protagonists, Sam and Lilah, invite readers to think about our tendency to question religion—or reject it outright—and the blurring lines between God and atheism.
Amanda is also the co-founder of Bare It for Books, a calendar of nearly-nude Canadian authors (including the likes of Yann Martel, Dave Bidini and Vincent Lam), the proceeds from which will be donated to PEN Canada, who campaign on behalf of writers around the world who are persecuted, imprisoned and exiled for exercising their right to freedom of expression.