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Journey of the Soul

May 27th, 2016

A book launch for Ellen Arrand’s novel Hotel Abundancia will be taking place at the Belfry Theatre Lobby (1291 Gladsone Ave., drug Victoria) on May 30th at 6pm.

This event is free and there will be catered snacks, medicine with beverages at the bar. Arrand will be reading excerpts from Hotel Abundancia and books will be available for purchase.

In Hotel Abundancia, Sara embarks on a journey of the heart and self-reflection after the death of a close friend. Traveling from the mystical villages of Mexico, the pristine backwoods of Maine, the lush verdure of Vancouver Island, and the lake-bejeweled desert of the Okanagan Valley allow Sara to encounter a multitude of characters that provide lessons that are both inspiring and painful. As Sara comes to a better understanding of herself she must let go of what she fought so hard to find make the most difficult decision of her life.

Ellen Arrand is a novelist, short story writer, and playwright and has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph-Humber. She has written plays such as The Trutch Street Women, which was a finalist in Theatre BC’s National Playwriting Competition in 2005, as well as a one-act play Bear Me Stiffly Up. Her short stories have appeared in GrainWavesRoom of One’s Own (now Room) and Random Thought, and her first novel, Public Works Private Souls, was published by Beach Holme in 1994.

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Hotel Abundancia (Ekstasis Editions 2016) ISBN 978-1-77171-170-8, $29.95

Bear Me Stiffly Up & One-Man Hamlet (Ekstasis Editions 2011) ISBN 978-1-897430-18-7, $22.95

The Trutch Street Women (Ekstasis Editions 2007)ISBN 978-1-897430-18-7, $19.95

Public Works Private Souls (Beach Holme 1994) ISBN 9780888783448, $20.99

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