As part of the series sponsored by the Arts Council of White Rock and District, Diane Tucker will be reading from her brand-new novel, His Sweet Favour. This event takes place on Thursday, November 19th at 7:30 p.m. It will be held at the Pelican Rouge Coffee House, located in White Rock's Central Plaza (SW corner of 16th Avenue and 152nd Street). The Arts Council wishes to acknowledge the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts in supporting this reading.
Diane Tucker grew up in southeast Vancouver, BC, where she appeared in various plays and musicals before deciding to be a writer. She has published two books of poetry: God on His Haunches (Nightwood Editions, 1996), which was short-listed for the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Bright Scarves of Hours (Palimpsest Press, 2007). His Sweet Favour is her first novel. Tucker lives in Burnaby, BC.
“His Sweet Favour is so alive, you’ll swear that Favour, the budding actress narrator and heroine of this book, was an actual honey-haired girl who came of age and learned about love during her final year of high school in the 1980s. You won’t be able to stop thinking about her (or the rest of the cast of characters in this highly readable, virtuoso performance of a sad and “sweet” story), and you’ll see — you’ll wish the book would never end.” — Russell Thornton, author of House Built of Rain