Two girls meet aboard a roller coaster in 1909; a 21st century widow grieves the loss of her partner. Heyday is a double-barrel love story from the author of Spelling Mississippi, In The Spice House and Why We Close Our Eyes When We Kiss. It was published in September 2015 by Tightrope Books and is available through fine independent booksellers across Canada.
Heyday recently won The 2016 Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Fiction. The novel also nabbed a 2016 GOLDIE for General/Dramatic Fiction from the Golden Crown Literary Society in the USA and was shortlisted for the 2016 Toronto Book Award.
A feature film script of Heyday is currently in the works.
You can listen to Marnie’s interview with Shelagh Rogers on CBC Radio One’s “The Next Chapter” here.
“…this is an entertaining page-turner signalling the welcome return of a writer I’ve been missing.”—NOW Magazine
“The novel’s historical detail is evocatively realized, and uncompromising in its sense of immediacy and richness of atmosphere . . . the past and present timeline subtly connecting with small details.” —Kerry Clare, picklemethis.com
“Woodrow (Spelling Mississippi) captures bygone and recent Toronto with graceful prose.”–Publishers Weekly
“Woodrow’s engaging prose gracefully bounces us back and forth through time, and from the frenzied birth to the (literal) death of love. The Toronto Islands setting also adds cohesiveness to the disparate plotlines, and Woodrow’s knack for invoking place comes in especially handy here.”–Quill and Quire
“Heyday is both a fun, parallel romantic romp through time, and a heart-wrenching epic about timeless truths of the heart and the importance of seeking out what thrills us while we can. A stunning book.”—Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People