Book Launch June 3: The Light Amongst the Grey - Shauna MacKeigan

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Book Launch

Boularderie Island Press cordially invites you to the launch of The Light Amongst the Grey by Shauna MacKeigan

Friday, June 3rd 4-6 pm
Gallery 211
Eltuek Arts Centre (the former Holy Angels Convent)
170 George Street, Sydney

This debut novel follows four central characters whose lives become intertwined over the span of three generations. Past and present eerily collide as the story plays out in two small coastal communities of Cape Breton. The story begins in 1923 with Jack Pattingale, whose seafaring way of life has brought both triumphs and tragedies. A fishing mishap threatens Jack’s life, but a young fisherman, Nate Beaton, is led to his rescue by a mysterious light on the ocean. Now, in 2012, Sarah, granddaughter of Jack, struggles to avoid hitting rock bottom after a series of failed relationships. She unexpectedly meets and falls in love with Thane, who also struggles with loneliness after the breakdown of his 25-year marriage.

Shauna MacKeigan spent the past 30 years working as an accounting clerk, but always felt like a writer. She lives close to her childhood home by the sea with her husband Frank, and one very bossy black Lab named Dakota. When she isn’t working, she loves to read paranormal fiction, grow veggies, and cruise the island in Frank’s black Mustang.

Location and Parking

Please use the entrance at the rear of the building, the west entry
Gallery 211 is located on the second level (2U on the elevator)
Accessible parking spaces are available at the George Street entrance and in the Nepean Street parking court.
Limited free parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the George Street entrance, the Nepean Street parking court, and at the rear of the New Dawn Centre via Charlotte Street and free street parking along York Street.


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