MEG KERR ON WRITING IN THE "STYLE" OF JANE AUSTEN

MEG KERR'S FORTHCOMING NOVEL, "DEVOTION", HAS CAPTURED THE INTEREST OF BLOGGERS, REVIEWERS, AND CRITICS THE WORLD OVER. WHAT MAKES HER BOOK STAND OUT FROM THE LITANY OF JANE AUSTEN FAN FICTION?

IN A WORD: AUTHENTICITY.

"MEG KERR'S EAR FOR DIALOGUE ... THE CADENCES AND TURNS OF PHRASE ... OFFER PLEASURES OF RECOGNITION BEYOND ... EVEN MOVIE REPRODUCTIONS OF AUSTEN'S NOVELS ... [AN] UNEXPECTED DELIGHT!" (LORRAINE CLARK, PHD)

FOR REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, AND UPDATES ABOUT "DEVOTION" PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS TO THE LEFT.  TO JOIN THE GOODREADS DISCUSSION, CLICK HERE.

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 18TH, 2017!

"Gracey at the Grange" now Available at the AGO

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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW AN OLD HISTORICAL BUILDING CAME ABOUT? THROUGH THE EYES OF A YOUNG DOWNSTAIRS MAID, GRACEY, WE LEARN OF JUST THAT. HOLLER AT GRACEY AS YOU READ HER ANTICS TO YOUR CHILDREN, WHO WILL LEARN HOW "THE GRANGE" BECAME THE FIRST ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO.

BOOK REVIEW: Memoirs from a Canadian Child Prodigy

For a review of Patricia Parr's new book in Musical Toronto Magazine, click here.

"Her culminating achievement...[is] the dignified equanimity with which she looks back on all that she has endured and the courageous candour with which she shares it in this book. Parr's memoir should be on every Tiger Mother's reading list." (RoBIN Rogers)

Two Tales: Goodyear and Parr

For a review of Patricia Parr's new book in Wholenote Magazine, please click here.

Stewart Goodyear (pianist)

Stewart Goodyear (pianist)

Patricia Parr (author/pianist)

Patricia Parr (author/pianist)

David Perlman (journalist)

David Perlman (journalist)

Patricia Parr's book launch

On December 1st, 2016, Prism hosted the official launch of Patricia Parr's new book, "Above Parr: Memoir of a Child Prodigy." Patricia read several passages from her memoir to a packed room in Yorkville. The book is now available at Ben McNally's Bookstore, Remenyi's House of Music, Roy Thompson Hall Bookstore, and at the illustrious Arts and Letters Club at the corner of Yonge and Elm. Here are a few pictures from the event:

The author reading a passage from "Above Parr."

The author reading a passage from "Above Parr."

David Hetherington (cellist), Patricia Parr, Linda Ippolito (pianist)

David Hetherington (cellist), Patricia Parr, Linda Ippolito (pianist)

Richard Johnson (author), Anita Braund (the publisher's mom), Daniel Crack (lead designer at KD Books)

Richard Johnson (author), Anita Braund (the publisher's mom), Daniel Crack (lead designer at KD Books)

David Perlman (WhoteNote Magazine), Anita Braund (it turns out, the publisher's mom was in a lot of pictures).

David Perlman (WhoteNote Magazine), Anita Braund (it turns out, the publisher's mom was in a lot of pictures).

Books, cheese, and wine. The trifecta.

Books, cheese, and wine. The trifecta.

Michael Braund (managing editor) introducing the author.

Michael Braund (managing editor) introducing the author.