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Launchpad: Open House, by Jane Christmas

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This spring we've made it our mission (even more than usual) to celebrate new releases in the wake of cancelled launch parties, book festivals, and reading series. With 49th Shelf Launchpad, we're holding virtual launch parties here on our platform complete with witty banter, great insight, and short and snappy readings to give you a taste of the books on offer. You can request these books from your local library, get them as e-books or audio books, order them from your local indie bookseller if they're delivering, buy them direct from the publisher or from online retailers.

Today we're launching Open House: A Life in Thirty-Two Moves, the latest by Jane Christmas, whose previous memoir was a finalist for the 2014 Leacock Memorial Award for Humour.

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The Elevator Pitch. Tell us about your book in a sentence.

It’s a memoir viewed through the lens of all the homes I’ve lived in while I undertook the renovation of my current home.

Describe your ideal reader:

Someone with a spirited, survivor-attitude of life despite personal vicissitudes. Enjoys pe …

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