Angie Abdou Celebratory Book Launch

Join Angie Abdou on Tuesday, Sept 4 at 7:30 pm at Fernie’s Polar Peek Books for a celebratory launch of her latest book, Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom.

In her latest book, Abdou combines revealing personal stories with careful research on issues such as cost, gender bias, concussions, and family pressures to offer a thoughtful look at the struggles, joys, and strains of having a child in amateur hockey. Praised by Booklist in a starred review as “a first-rate memoir” and “a must-read for parents with youngsters who play organized sports,” Home Ice offers a compellingly honest insider’s view of what it is like to parent today’s young athlete in a competitive, high-pressure culture.

About Angie Abdou
Angie Abdou
is the author of five novels, including, most recently, In Case I Go, a finalist in the fiction category of the Banff Mountain Book Competition, also named a best book of 2017 by CBC Books and Rogers Writers’ Trust. Chatelaine Magazine called it one of the most riveting mystery novels of 2017. The Bone Cage was a CBC Canada Reads finalist, defended by NHL star Georges Laraque, and was awarded the 2011/12 MacEwan Book of the Year shortly after. Angie is an associate professor of creative writing at Athabasca University.

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