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Novel by Lesley Choyce shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award

Posted by Communications Manager on March 4, 2021 in News

Lesley Choyce’s novel, Broken Man on a Halifax Pier, has been selected as one of ten short- listed books for the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award.

According the organizers of the award, The Ontario Library Association, “The Forest of Reading® Program is the largest recreational reading program in the country. OLA offers 10 programs within the Forest®, from kindergarten to adult programs…Last year almost 270,000 readers participated and the momentum is building. The Evergreen Award celebrates accomplishment in Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction categories. Our committee strives to select books which demonstrate strong literary quality, audience appeal and diversity of subject.” 

Broken Man on a Halifax Pier was publish by Dundurn Press and is the story of an out-of-work Nova Scotia journalist and an unlikely romantic relationship that takes him on a journey back  to the small fishing village where he grew up and reconciliation with the people he abandoned early in his life.

The winner for the Evergreen Award will be announced in October.