Monday, June 17, 2013

Evergreen™ Featured Title: Up & Down by Terry Fallis

Up & Down
Terry Fallis
FIC Falli

Did Commander Chris Hadfield’s adventures make you wish you could visit the International Space Station? Did his shared photos spark a desire to see Earth from space? Take a trip with this entertaining, humorous novel, which satirizes both the advertising world and the idea of space travel.

What’s it about? The publisher says:

David Stewart has left his job on Parliament Hill to join the team at a dog-eat-dog international PR firm in Toronto. Within his first few moments on the job he is assigned to a major project with the Canadian Space Agency and NASA to revitalize the public's interest in the CSA and NASA. David suggests the most out-of-this-world idea imaginable: hold a contest where two regular, Joe-Blow civilians accompany a shuttle mission for an orbit around the Earth.

Terry Fallis recently helped SPL launch our participation in the Evergreen™ reading program. Here he is with a happy bookclub! Find more photos of his visit on the library’s Flickr stream.

photo credit ©Irene Miller Photography

Terry also writes a blog that is full of news and humour. To follow his musings and news, check out his colourful and entertaining website!

If you’ve read any of his previous books, you might be interested to hear that his first novel, winner of Canada Reads 2011, is being adapted into a 6-part tv miniseries that is set to air in 2014.

Don’t forget, if you read this book as part of SPL’s STARR Summer Reading program, you can claim 2 stamps on your Rewards Card, and also be eligible to vote during Ontario Public Library Week, October 20-26, to choose the winner of the Evergreen™ Award!

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