"A Delightfully-Quirky Novel!" -- New Nurture Virtual Book Tour For “Man & Other Natural Disasters” By Nerys Parry – On Tour Until February 3rd, 2012

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Nerys Parry, author of the novel, "Man & Other Natural Disasters", tours with Nurture Virtual Book Tourz in January and February.

New Nurture Virtual Book Tour for author Nerys Parry. Visit the blogs and websites featuring Nerys and her novel "Man & Other Natural Disasters", until February 3rd, 2012 at http://bit.ly/tam1y4.

About the book, "Man & Other Natural Disasters"

Simon Peters, a recluse full of half-cocked theories on every subject from heart-broken shrimp to the Jungian consciousness of DNA, spends his days hiding from his horrific past in the basement of the Calgary City Library. Enter Minerva, a twenty-two year-old business major whose ghostly resemblance to Simon’s dead sister compels him to reveal his shocking past: a sister who died of spontaneous human combustion, a father crushed in a rock blast, a mother who disappeared in a tornado – all in one hot prairie summer.

But parts of Simon’s story do not add up. When he finds Minerva passed out and bleeding on his bathroom floor, he must conquer the tyranny of his own memory and confront what really happened that summer of 1962. But the truth, when uncovered, proves no less astonishing than the original tale.

Based on real events recounted during the Sons of Freedom movement of the 60s, Man & Other Natural Disasters is a testament to the power of story in a world too often shaken by forces outside our control: nature, terrorism, death—even love. Of all the planet has yet to throw at us, the question remains: can we recover from the worst natural disaster yet—ourselves http://www.nerysparry.com/?

Book Awards:

  •      Finalist for Colophon Prize 2011
  •     Tied for 7th in Giller Prize Reader’s Choice Award

About the author, Nerys Parry

Nerys Parry is an award-winning writer with a skeleton in her closet–she’s also an engineer with a passion for uncovering buried histories. Her debut novel Man & Other Natural Disasters was inspired by the fanatical Freedomite movement that terrorized the Kooteneys for decades. This “delightfully quirky” novel was a finalist for the Colophon Prize, and tied for 7th on the 2011 Giller Prize Reader’s Choice Awards. Parry’s writing has also aired on CBC radio and been published in diverse publications.

Author Awards:

  •     Long-listed, CBC Literary Prize for Fiction 2010
  •     Short-listed, Event Creative Non-Fiction Contest 2004, 2007
  •     Runner-up, FreeFall Fall Fiction Contest 2004
  •     Short-listed, Kenneth R. Wilson Canadian Business Press Award, 2007

Join us for the "Man & Other Natural Disasters" Nurture Virtual Book Tour for a chance to enter and win copies of "Man & Other Natural Disasters", read author interviews, book reviews, guest posts and more!

For the complete Book Tour schedule, please refer to the author's Nurture Virtual Book Tourz page at http://bit.ly/tam1y4.

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