Yay! I’m Going to Meet Linden MacIntyre!


GUYS! A very exciting opportunity has presented itself! And
 I’m going to get to meet and chat with Linden MacIntyre! 


In case you didn’t know, Linden MacIntyre is a fellow Canadian! He is a journalist, broadcaster, and author. He’s won many awards for his journalism, including serval Gemini awards and an international Emmy! His novel The Bishop’s Man won the 2009 Scotiabank Giller prize.  

Linden MacIntyre’s latest book Punishment is up for one of the Atlantic Book Awards! It’s up for the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction. As part of the festivities, MacIntyre will be reading from Punishment Wednesday at the library I work at! I have been presented with the opportunity to dine with him and some of my colleagues before the reading! How COOL amirite?!

Here’s the synopsis of Punishment via Goodreads:  

In Punishment, his first novel since completing his Long Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces reason, in a small town shaken by a tragic death.

Forced to retire early from his job as a corrections officer in Kingston Penitentiary, Tony Breau has limped back to the village where he grew up to lick his wounds, only to find that Dwayne Strickland, a young con he’d had dealings with in prison is back there too–and once again in trouble. Strickland has just been arrested following the suspicious death of a teenage girl, the granddaughter of Caddy Stewart, Tony’s first love.

Tony is soon caught in a fierce emotional struggle between the outcast Strickland and the still alluring Caddy. And then another figure from Tony’s past, the forceful Neil Archie MacDonald–just retired in murky circumstances from the Boston police force–stokes the community’s anger and suspicion and an irresistible demand for punishment. As Tony struggles to resist the vortex of vigilante action, Punishment builds into a total page-turner that blindsides you with twists and betrayals. 


His novels are certainly on on my TBR, especially Punishment since it’s his latest and I have a copy. Now that I will be meeting Mr. MacIntyre, Punishment has jumped to the top of my list! It works out too because the Bout of Books 13 read-a-thon has begun! Hopefully I’ll get a good chunk of it read before the dinner. 😀

Are you familiar with Linden MacIntyre’s fiction, non-fiction, or journalism?