Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston returns to UWaterloo to read excerpts from her first work of fiction Matrons and Madams, followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Shelley Hulan from the Department of English Language and Literature.
The novel, Matrons and Madams, spans the decade following the Great War. The book details the lives of two women as they struggle to provide care to wounded soldiers and heal from the effects of the war, all the while being in the thick of a growing public health issue in the town of Lethbridge, Alberta.
Sharon Johnston is the Viceregal Consort of Canada and the spouse of current Governor General of Canada and former University of Waterloo President David Johnston. Born in Sault Saint Marie, she studied physiotherapy at the Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario, and graduated as Doctor of Philosophy in rehabilitation science at McGill.
Copies of Matrons and Madams will be available on-site for purchase. A book signing will follow the reading.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome. Please RSVP to reserve a seat at this free event.
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