Acclaimed author Edeet Ravel will speak in Côte Saint-Luc

The Last Rain, by Edeet RavelCôte Saint-Luc, May 27, 2011 – Israeli-Canadian author Edeet Ravel will speak about her latest novel The Last Rain on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2 pm at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

The Last Rain focuses on the emergence the kibbutz Eldar, a collective community in northern Israel soon after the country’s independence. The story is told through the eyes of a six-year-old girl, Dori, as well as through documentary fragments that take the reader on a labyrinthine journey through the characters' collective past. The publisher, Penguin Canada, describes it as a coming-of-age novel of a young girl and a country in the first fraught years of its existence

Ravel is the author of the Tel Aviv Trilogy, which includes Ten Thousand Lovers (finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award), Look For Me (winner of Hugh MacLennan Prize), and A Wall of Light (finalist for the Regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize and winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award).

Ravel spent her first seven years on Sasa, an Israeli kibbutz, and the next 10 in Montreal. She returned to Jerusalem in 1973 to study at Hebrew University. She earned a BA and MA degree in English, followed by an MA in creative writing and a PhD in biblical exegesis from McGill University. She currently lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Copies of The Last Rain will be available for purchase, courtesy of the McGill Bookstore. This event is presented free of charge, in collaboration with the McGill Bookstore and Penguin Canada.
The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10am to 10pm every day. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit

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For more information, contact: Danielle Bélanger, 514-485-6900 ext. 4205 or

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