BOOK RELEASE, READING, AND SIGNING
Sunday, February 23rd from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
LOCAL WRITER, ALEX O'BRIEN AUTHOR OF THE COMEBACK
SOCCER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
Everyone thinks that Chris has taken a break from hockey because of an injury. But the real reason he isn't playing anymore is that he suffers from depression. Though Chris has been seeing a therapist, he still has an overwhelming feeling that he let his team down. When his best friend asks why he doesn't seem like his usual self, Chris comes clean about what he's going through. His friend's suggestion that Chris go out for the soccer team echoes what his therapist has told him, so Chris gives soccer a try. To his surprise, the physical activity quickly starts to make him feel better and gives him something to work for. But will his new-found love of soccer be enough to prevent a relapse?
ALEX O'BRIEN is a writer of novels, scripts, and songs. He has been a finalist and winner of several writing competitions. He is the author of the Lorimer Sports Stories novel The Playmaker. Alex lives in Parry Sound, Ontario.
THE COMEBACK is an action-packed middle-grade sports novel for kids aged 10-13 and their parents and grandparents. This boys' soccer story is set largely in Parry Sound and deals with the theme of depression.
Books will be available for purchase and signing for $15.00 directly from the author.
Seating is limited. Admission is free but we recommend "buying" a ticket through our website to reserve your seating. No physical tickets will be issued. Your name will be added to the guest list for reserved seating.