University of Rochester

EVENT: Neilly Series reading by Toronto writer Ann-Marie MacDonald from her new novel, The Way the Crow Flies

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in Hoyt Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

October 22, 2003

Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights.

Novelist Ann-Marie MacDonald will begin the North American tour for her new book, The Way the Crow Flies, at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in Hoyt Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus. She will read excerpts and take questions on her latest work about a Canadian military family threatened by the father's secret mission.

The author of the best-selling Fall on Your Knees, MacDonald is Toronto-based and gained international attention when the novel became a 2002 Oprah Book Club choice as well as the winner of the Orange Prize and the Commonwealth Prize. Her work in the theater as an actor and playwright has attracted numerous awards. A book signing will follow the event.

Her lecture, part of the yearlong Neilly Series, is free and open to the public. The series is supported by a major gift from University alumnus Andrew H. Neilly and his wife, Janet Dayton Neilly, and produced by the River Campus Libraries of the University of Rochester. For more information, contact (585) 275-4461.

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