Sat. Sept. 11, 2021, 1-3 p.m.
The Book Nook, Perth, ON, Canada
Lanark County Comfort: Homespun Tales to Warm Your Heart
In this collection of short stories the author invites you to visit some extraordinary places and meet some fascinating people who left their mark in Lanark County. Come to cottage country and visit Arliedale Lodge on Christie Lake, playground of the rich and famous, where the legendary Marks Brothers hosted unforgettable parties. Meet the Oakes family, and discover the tragedies and triumphs of their much-loved bakery in Perth. Spend an unforgettable evening at a Pant Barn Dance, meet the rock and roll bands, and find out what went on behind the scenes at these legendary concerts. Celebrate with the members of a 125-year-old country church at an old-fashioned strawberry social and learn the secrets of the popularity and longevity of this special place. Take a Sunday drive into the Lanark Highlands, meet the fascinating folks of Flower Station who may have uncovered the secrets of the fountain of youth. Meet Perth’s millionaire bachelor, discover a legal scandal that rocked the town of Perth, and find out who inherited his fortune.
Collection of Stories:
The Legendary Pant Barn Dances
Calvin Church – 125th Anniversary
Perth’s Millionaire Bachelor
Famous Folks of Flower Station
Arliedale Lodge: Playground of the Rich and Famous
Book Launch: Saturday, 1-3 p.m., September 11, 2021, at The Book Nook, 60 Gore St.E., Perth, Ontario, Canada – Call to reserve a copy – 613-267-2350, or pre-order online by clicking on the link below:
Previous Book Release -2020 – for “Lanark County Collection”
Lanark County Collection: Winding Our Way Down Memory Lane – 2020
Travel back in time to the 1960s and 1970s, as the author invites you to come along on this journey through rural Eastern Ontario. Visit the Rideau Ferry Inn, a much-loved dance hall, where rock and roll was king. Watch in wonder as a water-witcher dazzles you with their mysterious abilities to locate the best spot to dig a country well. Spend the evening at the infamous Stumble Inn in Ferguson Falls, known for its bootleg whiskey and legendary fighting among the Irish villagers. Meet the dedicated staff of the Perth Public Library, and discover the tragedy, scandal, and unstoppable spirit that made this place ‘the heart of the town’. Visit a rural farmhouse and discover the secrets behind the art and science of sourdough. Spend a hot summer night at the Port Elmsley Drive In, meet some fascinating people, and find out what happens behind the scenes, while you watch a movie under the stars.
Author of “Lanark County Calling”, “Lanark County Classics”, “Lanark County Connections”, “Lanark County Calendar”, “Lanark County Chronicle”, “Lanark County Kid”, and “Recipes and Recollections”.
Other Books by Arlene Stafford-Wilson:
The Bookworm – website: https://www.bookwormperth.com/
Mill Street Books website – https://millstreetbooks.com/
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