blogged something about Annie Proulx's forthcoming New France novel Barkskins last winter. Not long after, the people at Simon & Schuster were nice enough to send me, all unsolicited, an advance reading copy.
The book's now in stores, and I have to confess I never actually got into the copy they sent me. (Well, enough to see it's a multi-generational novel and only starts in New France.) In recompense, I'll note that Annie Proulx will read from Barkskins in Toronto tomorrow night, Friday June 17, 6.30 pm in the Fleck Dance Theatre at Queen's Quay. Tickets (IFOA.org) are $50 and include a copy of the novel.
How many historians get that kind of event?