Cape Breton Regional Library

“Banjo Flats” with author Mona Knight

Come celebrate the launch of “Banjo Flats,” a first novel by local author Mona Knight (Mona Anderson, to Baddeck area friends), published by Boularderie Island Press.

“Banjo Flats” is the story of Fortune, orphaned at the age of thirteen and disguised as a boy in order to survive and fit in with the other drifters and dusters. Her mother taught her to read and write. Her father taught her to handle guns. She’s nobody’s fool and a crack shot, which lands her in a heap of trouble after killing one of the territory’s most notorious and crazed gunfighters . Fortune didn’t come to Banjo Flats looking for trouble but it found her anyway. Every outlaw with a gun is headed to Banjo Flats thinking they can earn some easy money by killing the girl gunslinger. They’re wrong.

The author will read an excerpt from her book and answer questions from the audience, and publisher Douglas Arthur Browne will be on hand to sell copies of the book. Musical guest Bill Conall will make an appearance, as well. Free event, all welcome!


Baddeck Library - 520 Chebucto Street

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