Catch the Moments as They Fly with Zoë Strachan - Book & Ticket Option

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Order your copy of Catch the Moments as They Fly now and receive a free ticket to the event!

Thursday, 12th of October at 6.30pm

We are happy to announce that Zoë Strachan will be at the bookshop for her marvellous new book, Catch the Moments as They Fly. She will be in conversation with Sasha de Buyl.

We will follow up on your purchase with an email with more details on the event, which will be held at Golden Hare Books on St Stephen Street

About Catch the Moments as They Fly

Rena Jarvie is ahead of her time. Ambitious, attractive, and determined her family will escape their shameful past. A new town offers a chance at the respectability and independence she craves, but is it enough? When she marries Bobby Young - charming, cosmopolitan and haunted by his own memories - doors begin to open for the couple.

Together, they could make their mark on the world - or lose everything they have. Spanning the 1930s to the 1960s, Catch the Moments as They Fly is a vividly realised portrait of class, ambition and womanhood in a rapidly changing Scotland. Told in Strachan's subtle and delicate prose, it is a radiant work of fiction.

About Zoë Strachan

Zoë Strachan's short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She has written many articles and reviews for newspapers, including The Herald, The Scotsman Magazine and The Sunday Times.

Her novels are Negative Space (2002), winner of a 2003 Betty Trask Award and shortlisted for the 2002 Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award; Spin Cycle (2004), set in a launderette and telling the story of three of its workers; and Ever Fallen in Love (2011).

Her stage play, Old Girls, opened in Glasgow in 2009. She has also written a stage play, Panic Patterns, with Louise Welsh, performed in Glasgow in 2010.

Her short opera, Sublimation, written with composer Nick Fells, was part of Scottish Opera's Five:15 series in 2010, touring Scotland and also travelling to South Africa.

Zoe Strachan lives in Glasgow and teaches on  the Masters Degree in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.