April 25, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
McNally and the Prairie Garden Committee’s Gardening Information Talks
Iris Confidential: Secrets to 8 weeks of Blooming Iris
Sandra Eggertson is the owner of Merlebleu, north of Winnipeg. Sandra, a member of the Can West Iris Society, grows over 500 different cultivars of iris, and has obtained display garden status from the Median Iris Society, the Historic Iris Preservation Society and the Dwarf Iris Society.
Her gardens consist of hundreds of lilies, daylilies, hosta and other perennials, interplanted in various vignettes. She also grows a large vegetable crop in 17 raised beds.
April 25, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The Last Song
Spain had been one of the world’s most tolerant societies for eight hundred years, but that way of life was wiped out by the Inquisition. Isabel’s family feels safe; her father is a respected physician in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. Isabel was raised as a Catholic and doesn’t know that her family’s Jewish roots may be a death sentence. When her father is arrested by Torquemada, she makes a desperate plan to save her family.
Hungarian-born novelist Eva Wiseman has received the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award for My Canary Yellow Star. That novel and A Place Not Home were selected for the New York Public Library’s annual Best Books for the Teen Age list.
Kanada was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and winner of the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction. Wiseman’s novel Puppet also received the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, and the Canadian Jewish Book Award.
Eva Wiseman is the mother of two and lives in Winnipeg with her husband.