2014 IODE Violet Downey Book Award Winner

The winner was announced at IODE Canada’s 114th National Annual Meeting and we want to congratulate S.J. Laidlaw, author of An Infidel in Paradise. This is the 30th anniversary of this award made available to Canadian authors.

An Infidel in ParadiseAn Infidel in Paradise
Written by S.J. Laidlaw
Hardcover | 320 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-77049-304-9
eBook: 978-1-77049-305-6
“Laidlaw, a globetrotting social worker, puts her firsthand knowledge of faraway lands and cultures to good use in this exciting tale of a Canadian teen’s encounters with some of the best and worst features of a radically different society. Emma’s first-person, present-tense narration is realistic and compelling” — VOYA Magazine

Congratulations to the finalists:
Death of a King by Andrew H. Vanderwal
Namesake by Sue MacLeod
The Power of Harmony by Jan L. Coates
September 17th by Amanda West Lewis

Founded in 1900, IODE Canada is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community services, and citizenship programs. For more information about their organization and charitable work, please visit www.iode.ca.

For a look at last year’s winner, click here.

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