Winter's Tales Author Reading Series presents Nova Scotia author Ami McKay

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Ami McKay

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Winter’s Tales Reading Series and Charlottetown’s independent bookstore, The Bookmark, are pleased to present an evening with Nova Scotia writer Ami McKay, discussing her new book, Daughter of Family G: A Memoir of Cancer Genes, Love and Fate. The event will take place Thursday, November 7, at 7 pm at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 145 Richmond St, Charlottetown. This is a free event, and everyone is invited. 

Weaving together family history, genetic discovery, and scenes from her life, McKay tells the compelling, true-science story of her family’s unsettling legacy of hereditary cancer while exploring the challenges that come from carrying the mutation that not only killed many people she loved but might also kill her. 

McKay is the author of three internationally bestselling novels: The Birth House, The Virgin Cure, and The Witches of New York. She began her writing career as a freelance radio journalist and in 2001 wrote and produced an award-winning radio documentary, also called “Daughter of Family G,” which traced her decision to undergo genetic testing. Born and raised in Indiana, McKay now lives in Nova Scotia. For further information, please contact Lee Ellen Pottie at

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