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Humourist and best-selling author celebrates latest book downtown

Terry Fallis, Canadian author and humour writer, joined downtown businesses on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 to celebrate the launch of his recently released novel, Albatross.

Terry Fallis, chatting with guests in attendance at The Alibi. Photo by Tommy Vallier

Fallis, a two-time Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour award winner, has released six prior books. Albatross — a story about high-schooler who aspires to be a writer, but is sidetracked into becoming a prodigious golfer — released to retail in mid-August and found its place on best seller lists within a week.

The Alibi coordinated the presentation in partnership with Novel Idea, who had a table of Fallis’ books available for purchase for the author to sign.

“Terry’s gentle, heartwarming humour makes for great reading, but it also comes through when he gives a talk,” said Bruce Davis, owner of The Alibi.

“This is a wonderful turnout. It’s so good to see this many people come out to the patio on such a night — and to celebrate this book” Fallis said, before joking about smaller crowds at bigger venues and reading a few passages from his book.

Almost two dozen readers attended the event. Residents who want to learn more about Fallis’ book can visit his website. Novel Idea in downtown Kingston has copies available for purchase.

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