Join Nancy Lam on October 20 at 7pm ET to celebrate the release of The Loyal Daughter (At Bay Press) at Queen Books! This free Toronto Lit Up event will feature Nancy in conversation with Anika Chabra about this story of immigration and a woman’s true resilience.
Host Anika Chabra is a co-founder of Root & Seed, a platform with a mission to help people claim, honour, document and celebrate their unique family cultures, traditions, recipes and stories through the age-old power of storytelling.
The Loyal Daughter is a novel in stories, told from the perspective of mother, daughter and granddaughter and spans the 1940s to modern day. A young woman in a village in Communist China finds herself scrapping her way through the crowded streets of Hong Kong. She immigrates to an isolated Northern Ontario city and finally settles in Toronto. When she finds herself stuck in a small apartment above a clothing store, with four kids, her mother, two siblings and a husband who is never home, the promise of a new beginning fades. Filled with heart-breaking sacrifices, struggles and secrets that shape her identity, The Loyal Daughter stands testament to a woman’s true resilience.
Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 and June 2022, Toronto Lit Up has presented 137 events to launch 161 books by 236 Toronto authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.