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Sunshine Coast author visiting Courtenay and Comox on book tour

Catherine McNeil will make stops at the Courtenay Library and Blue Heron Books.
Sunshine Coast-based author Catherine McNeil will present her new book Emily & Elspeth at the Courtenay Library on June 24. Photo via

The Courtenay Library is hosting Sunshine Coast-based author Catherine McNeil on June 24 at 2 p.m.

McNeil is on a book tour, promoting her latest novel, Emily & Elspeth. She will share poems and sing songs while playing her button accordion and guitar.

The following day, June 25, she will be at Blue Heron Books at 11 a.m.

Emily & Elspeth is a queer love story that takes the reader from the streets of Mexico to the bedrooms of Vancouver.

According to publisher, Caitlin Press,  “Emily & Elspeth brings you to places both intimate and unexpected: a belly where a uterus used to be; a girl matador facing off against a bull; and ‘fat, honeyed days, swollen with desire’ that risk being destroyed by the nefarious aims of a government spy.”

For more information about McNeil, visit

About the Author: Comox Valley Record Staff

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