Five Roses by Alice Zorn Nominated for the Evergreen Award

Five Roses by Alice Zorn Nominated for the Evergreen Award

Posted on February 6 by Kyle in Awards
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Just announced at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference, Alice Zorn’s stunning literary novel Five Roses has been nominated as a 2017 Forest of Reading® Evergreen Award official selection (a project of the Ontario Library Association).

Five Roses is a novel about overcoming the emotional fallout of a shattering loss. Fara, Maddy, and Rose’s lives intersect in Pointe St-Charles, Montreal, where a backdrop of gentrification mirrors the traumas that haunt these women, as well as their search for new bonds in place of their families who were destroyed. The Montreal Gazette likens Five Roses to “a well-arranged piece of chamber music where a set of exquisitely wrought individual parts gradually entwines into a deeply satisfying whole.”

Alice Zorn is the author of Arrhythmia and a book of short fiction, Ruins & Relics, which was a finalist for the 2009 Quebec Writers’ Federation First Book Prize. She has twice placed first in Prairie Fire’s Fiction Contest. She lives in Montreal.


The Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading® Program is the largest recreational reading program in the Country.  OLA offers 8 programs within the Forest®, from Kindergarten to Adult programs and they are growing each year.   Last year almost 270,000 participated and the momentum is building. Public Libraries register in the Evergreen program and encourage their readers to read all of the nominated titles.

The Evergreen Award program was introduced in 2005 to give adult library patrons the opportunity to vote for a work of Canadian fiction or non-fiction that they have liked the most.