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Author and physician to speak at Innisfil library

Vincent Lam, whose book is in Simcoe Reads competition, will speak Sept. 28 at Lakeshore branch
Vincent Lam

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is excited to announce an exclusive author talk with Vincent Lam, the celebrated Canadian author and physician.

The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, 6 p.m. at the Lakeshore branch (967 Innisfil Beach Rd.).

Vincent Lam, known for his compelling storytelling, has captivated readers worldwide with his award-winning works, including Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, which won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Lam explores the devastating experience of addiction and loss in his newest novel, On the Ravine. During the author talk, attendees will have the unique opportunity to delve into this thrilling novel that compassionately explores the doctor/patient relationship. Visit us online for more information and to save your spot for this exclusive author talk.

On the Ravine is “an exquisitely crafted novel, piercing in its urgency and breathtaking in its intimacy, about the devastating experience of addiction.” (Penguin Random House Canada.) Blending Lam’s extensive medical background with gripping narrative, On the Ravine has been selected by Dr. Raj Grover, community champion for Innisfil ideaLAB & Library, as part of the fourth annual Simcoe Reads competition.

About Simcoe Reads

Seven libraries. Seven books. One winner. Based on the popular CBC event, Canada Reads, seven Simcoe County libraries have the opportunity to square off against each other and champion their book in the fourth annual Simcoe Reads competition. Join our seven local libraries — Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, and Ramara — for this cover-to-cover competition for adults. Each library has selected one book for the challenge, along with a local celebrity to champion the title. We encourage everyone in Innisfil to read On the Ravine by Vincent Lam. Don’t forget to check out and read all the other Simcoe Reads book selections this year. Copies are available at our library branches.

Save the date

Join us on Oct. 19 at the Angus Recreation Centre for Simcoe Reads Live. Watch as community champions engage in a cover-to-cover conversation to represent their book in a final live exchange. We’ll be cheering on Dr. Raj Grover, as he champions Dr. Lam’s book and represents our library and vibrant community of Innisfil.

About Dr. Vincent Lam

Dr. Vincent Lam is from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam, and was born in Canada. Dr. Lam did his medical training in Toronto, and worked for 13 years as an emergency physician in Toronto. He now works in addictions medicine. He is a lecturer at the University of Toronto. He has also worked in international air evacuation and expedition medicine on Arctic and Antarctic ships.

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