Left Coast Writers® Alec Scott with Alison Hills - Until It Shimmers (Corte Madera Store)

Left Coast Writers®
Alec Scott

in conversation with Alison Hills

Until It Shimmers

Corte Madera Store

Sat., October 8, 2022 • 2:00pm PT

This event will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store. Please contact webmaster@bookpassage.com with questions regarding events.

Please join us for a reading by Alec Scott from his debut novel Until It Shimmers, and a Q&A hosted by writer Alison Hills for this event organized by the Left Coast Writers.


If Music be the Food of Love ...

Until It Shimmers, is a coming-of-age story set in London at the end of the Thatcher era. It follows a young Canadian, Ned Baldwin, as he tries to find his way. Written in the shadow of Brideshead Revisited, the novel speaks to the essence of Anglo, the legacy of that empire on which the sun once never set. The reading will feature an assortment of music – from a hymn (heard at the Queen's funeral) to '80s tunes.

The book is the story of a young Canadian, Ned Baldwin, who moves to London to figure out what to do with his life – and to come out. The time is the end of the Thatcher era, the height of the AIDS Crisis. Kirkus Reviews calls it a potent, vigorous coming-of-age tale, commenting, “Readers of any sexual orientation will find Ned's voyage of self-discovery a vibrant reminder of life's multicolored bounty.” The author of the bestselling Leading Men, Christopher Castellani, calls it a “rich and satisfying debut.”

Alec Scott is a Canadian ex-pat based in Oakland, a contributor of features to the GuardianLos Angeles Times, the SF Chronicle and the Smithsonian. He has taught writing at Stanford, and has traveled all over on assignment. A travel feature for Sunset won a Lowell Thomas Gold from the Society of American Travel Writers. His second book, Oldest San Francisco, will be published by Reedy Press next spring.

Alison Hills is a writer. She has a doctorate in 19th century American literature and has taught writing at the elementary through college levels. She is currently working on a Middle Reader novel The Order of the Hatchet.


Alec Scott photo courtesy of the author; Allison Hill photo courtesy of the author



Book Passage Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Until It Shimmers By Alec Scott Cover Image
ISBN: 9781777513993
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace of Swords Publishing - June 24th, 2022