Books That Spur: Catherine Graham on “Quarry”

  • June 4, 2017
  • 1:00 pm
  • Memorial Park Library

Spur sits down with award winning poet Catherine Graham to discuss her first novel Quarry at the newly renovated Memorial Park Library in Calgary’s Beltway.

About Quarry
Set in southern Ontario during the 1980’s, acclaimed poet Catherine Graham’s debut novel is as layered as the open-pit mine for which it is named. Only child Caitlin Maharg lives with her parents beside a water-filled limestone quarry, but her idyllic upbringing collapses when she learns her mother is dying. After a series of family secrets emerges, she must confront the past and face her uncertain future. Lyrically charged, jewelled with images, and at times darkly comic, Graham’s prose weaves a mysterious, hypnotic tale of loss, deception, and the courage to swim the depths of life alone.  

  • General admission: $10
  • Students (with valid ID): $5

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