November 5, 2013

The Lonely End of the Rink debuts at #3 on Canadian Bestsellers List, #1 in BC

THANK YOU! Thanks to your early support of The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie, (released on Oct 24th, 2013) the book has debuted at #3 on the Canadian Bestsellers List for Paperback Nonfiction and is currently #1 on the BC Bestsellers List.

Here’s the national paperback nonfiction top 5 for the week of Nov 4:

1. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
2. Blood by Lawrence Hill
3. The Lonely End of the Rink by Grant Lawrence
4. Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman
5. The War on Science by Chris Turner

Thanks to all who came out to launch events in Vancouver, Victoria, and throughout Vancouver Island! The Lonely End of the Rink book tour continues this weekend with events in Vancouver, Sechelt, and Powell River. Complete dates below. Oh… and the Vancouver Flying Vees are 6-2 on the season so far…

Wed Nov 6, The Flame Holiday Edition, Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby BC. RSVP at the Facebook event page.

Thu Nov 7, Arts Centre, Sechelt BC, 7pm.

Fri Nov 8, Rainbow Room, Rodmay Hotel, Powell River BC, 7pm, w/ musical performance from Slim Milkie, presented by Breakwater Books. RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Wed Nov 13, Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver BC

Thu Nov 14, Public Library, Prince George BC, 6pm

Fri Nov 15 Public Library, Fraser Lake BC, 1pm

Fri Nov 15, Public Library, Fort St. James BC, 7pm

Sat Nov 16, Public Library, McBride BC, 2pm

Sat Nov 16, Public Library, Valemount BC, 7pm

Sat Nov 23, Drawn and Quarterly, Montreal QC, 7pm. RSVP at the Facebook event page, w/ musical performance by JF Robitaille

Sun Nov 24, Kingston Brew Pub, Kingston ON, 2pm w/ musical performance by Matthew Barber. RSVP at the Facebook event page.

Mon Nov 25, Phog Lounge, Windsor ON, 7pm w/ musical performance by Crissi Cochrane.

Tue Nov 26, Landon Library (not a misprint), London ON, 7pm, w/ musical performance by Marty Kolls.

Wed Nov 27, Toronto Launch Party, Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, Toronto ON, 8pm-10pm, w/ musical appearance by Matthew Barber, interview by Kevin Sylvester. Presented by This Is Not A Reading Series and Douglas and McIntyre. RSVP at the Facebook event page.

Fri Nov 29, Pressed, Ottawa ON, 7pm. RSVP at the Facebook event page.

Fri Dec 6, Amigo’s, Saskatoon SK, w/ musical performance by Maybe Smith. RSVP at the Facebook event page.

Sat Dec 7, Bruno Artsbank, Bruno SK, w/ musical performance by Kay and the Cadillacs.

Sun Dec 8, Public Library, St. Albert AB, 2pm, w/ musical performance by Mike McDonald (Junior Gone Wild).

Mon Dec 9, National Music Centre, Calgary AB, w/ musical performance by KJ Jansen (Chixdiggit), Matt Masters.

Tue Dec 10, Public Library, Cranbrook BC

Wed Dec 11, Public Library, Kimberley BC

Thu Dec 12, Public Library, Fernie BC

Sun Dec 15, Memorial Library, West Vancouver BC

Early praise for The Lonely End of the Rink:

“Grant Lawrence is a razor-sharp humourist” – Times Colonist, Victoria

“One of Canada’s leading storytellers” – Vancouver Sun

“Soul-searching, candid and clever” – Ron MacLean, Hockey Night In Canada

“Like David Sedaris in a Canadian tuxedo” – Boyd Devereaux, Stanley Cup Champion, Detroit Red Wings

“Heartbreaking and hilarious” – Angie Abdou, author, The Bone Cage

“It’s not always pretty, but this is a funny, poignant, and very Canadian story”. – Kevin Sylvester, CBC broadcaster

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