Author Talk: Local Author Frances Peck “The Broken Places”

“It’s a day like any other—until suddenly it’s not.” So reads the back cover of The Broken Places, a new novel about a major earthquake that rocks Vancouver. Hailed as a “wonderfully sophisticated and razor-sharp novel” about an “ensemble of mesmerizing characters,” The Broken Places is as much about people, relationships, and society as it is about sudden, life-altering disaster. The action unfolds mainly on Vancouver’s North Shore: in a waterfront mansion in West Vancouver and in the North Shore mountains. Join author Frances Peck, herself a North Vancouver resident, for a reading from the novel and a discussion of its earthquake premise, its local settings, and its characters, which include the family of a wealthy tech tycoon, a gay couple, and a Ukrainian caregiver who fled the Russian invasion of 2014.

Frances Peck has worked with words for three decades as an editor, ghostwriter, and educator. The Broken Places (NeWest Press, April 2022) is her first novel.


Signed copies of The Broken Places will be available to purchase for $25 (cash only).


Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.




Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm


  • Adults