PRESS RELEASE - January, 2019
Provocative Golden Horseshoe artist and author, MLHOLTON, (Margaret Lindsay Holton), tackles timely issues under the guise of a hybrid historical novel. This epic family saga spans 250 years, from the 1750s to 2001, and follows three very distinct families as they arrive, strive and survive in the Niagara wine-making region of Ontario. TRILLIUM is her third novel.
An award-winning writer of two other 'Canadian manners' novels, 'Economic Sex' (1985, Coach House Press) and 'The Gilded Beaver' (1999, Acorn Press Canada), MLHolton has created a cast of characters who overtly, and covertly, shape outcomes for unborn generations beneath a memorable sweep of local history. As example, the novel includes unsavory aspects of WW2 when Italian-Canadians fought at the European front yet were incarcerated across Ontario. Nuanced yet deliberate, this epic tale also invites contemplation of our changing social habits in the last century as a result of manufacturing innovation. When automobiles, TVs and 'the pill' became household commodities, they irrevocably altered how we socially interact.
Long an active artist of the Golden Horseshoe region, Holton's main studio is on the glacial sand bar at the western tip of Lake Ontario that links Hamilton and Burlington.
OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH - THURSDAY, March 21st, 1-3pm, Art Gallery of Hamilton via Women's Art Association of Hamilton 'Speaker Series'. 123 King Street W, Hamilton. Remaining copies of 'Artist First Edition', will be available for purchase.
Amazon.CA e-book & paperback : https://amzn.to/2q0iEeL
US Editions: https://www.amazon.com/Trillium-Margaret-Lindsay-Holton/dp/0992127289
Global E-Editions : https://www.books2read.com/TRILLIUM
For MEDIA INTERVIEW and/or e-ADVANCE READING COPIES in Word Doc for extended 'Book Reviews', please contact Canadian artist and author, Margaret Lindsay Holton, via e-mail: 'mlhpro' at 'hotmail' dot 'com'
For Photos & Back Story - MLHolton website: https://canadadaphotography.blogspot.com
Facebook Fan Page: https://facebook.com/TrilliumNovel
Recent Author Interview via Fiona McVie - (for quotes and additional background material):
FIRST PRINT REVIEW in The Bay Observer, December Issue, 2018
"Award-winning local author and artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton, has done it again with her third novel, ‘TRILLIUM’. .... A fast-paced historical saga set in the Golden Horseshoe region of southern Ontario, this story follows the evolution of three families over 250 years. ... The women in this saga are particularly inspiring. They are an essential counterpoint to the passions of the men. .... Equal parts historical fact and invented social romp, this character-driven novel grips you from the get-go. ... Love is lost and found. Feuds simmer and erupt. But, above all, it is the promise of rich fertile soil that pulls the characters forward. ... We emerge with a broader appreciation of the importance and enduring value of roots ... Highly recommend. "
Jan, 2019 - 4-STAR review, Tom Anderson Book Review
Feb, 2019 - 'Silver Award' for New HISTFIC, Literary Titan
March, 2019 - CFMU 30 min radio interview: "Epic Journey!"
March, 2019 - David Ellis Writing Blog - Author Interview
March, 2019 - Idea Mensch Author Interview of MLHolton
April, 2019 - "Really Good Read!" Rachel Reviews UK
April, 2019 - "Highly Recommend!" Review Amazon USA
May, 2019 - Humber School for Writers Alumni News
May, 2019 - Niagara This Week - Luke Edwards
June, 2019 - Hamilton Arts & Letters by Rachel More
July, 2019 - V. Cline Barton Writer Blog , California USA -
-- 5-STAR review - "a multi-generational masterpiece!"
August, 2019 - "Original & Unique" - Lina Hansen Germany,
-- 4-STAR Review / Posted on Goodreads too
August, 2019 - Novelist Marian Thorpe of Guelph,
-- 4-STAR Review - on Website, Goodreads and Amazon.com
Sept, 2019 - Niagara Life Magazine, 20,000 circulation
Sept, 2019 - Vincent Lowry Writing Blog 'Author Interview'
Sept, 2019 - 'Bookmarks & Stages', Scotland - 4-STAR review
Nov 2019 - My Wine Pal - "GIVE as a GIFT to Yourself!"
Nov 2019 - Author Interview by Marian Thorpe
Dec 2019 - 'TOP 3 Novel Picks for 2019' by VCBarton
Jan 2020 - Affiliate with Smorgasbord Mag in IRELAND.
Feb 2020 - Author Interview - via Montana, USA
March 2020 - Book Review by Mary Crowley, IRELAND
April 2020 - Book Review by author, Malve Von Hassell, USA
'Recommended Reading for May' via Melissa Hawkes, UK
May 2020 - 5-STAR review, A "Canadian Classic!" anonymous reader on Amazon.CA
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