Nominated for a 2016 Toronto Book Award!
Winner of the 2016 Goldie Award for Dramatic/General Fiction!
In Marnie Woodrow’s second novel, two lively girls who meet aboard a roller coaster in 1909 and a modern-day woman who grieves the loss of a partner with whom she was not in love. Heyday is a double-barreled story about nostalgia, the soul’s quest for pleasure, and the power of love to endure through lifetimes.
“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 Holding Still For as Long as Possible
“Heyday set across two centuries, tells an atmospheric story of carnival life and the human heart. Bette, Freddie and Joss soar and tumble like the roller coasters that enchant them, taking readers on a gripping and heartfelt ride.”—Nancy Jo Cullen, author of Canary
“Woodrow is a terrific writer. . . this is an entertaining page-turner.” —Susan G. Cole, 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
“Engrossing tale of love’s complexity . . . Woodrow (Spelling Mississippi) captures bygone and recent Toronto with graceful prose.” —Publishers Weekly
“Heyday is a thoughtful examination of what it means to love and be loved, and to maintain a fundamental sense of self in the process.”—Quill and Quire
“Marnie Woodrow’s latest novel since 2002’s Spelling Mississippi follows three women through parallel love stories. Propelling the book is the question of how these stories converge. They do, and it’s a twist.”—Globe and Mail
Marnie Woodrow is the acclaimed author of two short fiction collections, Why We Close Our Eyes When We Kiss, and In The Spice House, and a novel, Spelling Mississippi, a love story set in pre-Katrina New Orleans. Spelling Mississippi was short-listed for the amazon.ca First Novel Prize.