Stories of the 2013 Alberta Flood
— Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald
The No. 1 Calgary Herald bestseller examines one of the largest natural disasters in Canadian history as never before: through the eyes of the people it directly affected. Told in a narrative non-fiction style and interwoven with informative history of Calgary and southern Alberta, Rising puts a human face on the remarkable time when Calgary and southern Alberta fell to their knees and found a way to rise up again.
The stories are unknown but familiar, commonplace yet extraordinary: an elderly woman and her son forced to flee as their High River home gives way to the water; a homeless man searching the dark empty streets of Calgary for shelter; Siksika First Nation’s emergency responders using boats to pluck residents from half-submerged houses; the remarkable community spirit of Bowness; the Calgary Highlanders reserve forces unit working to save Inglewood, the original settlement of Calgary, from erosion.
NEW & NOTABLE
Taylor's guest lecture on independent journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, 7 Oct 2014.
Click here to watch Taylor discussing Rising on Global Regina.
Pick up the July/Aug issue of Alberta Views magazine to read an excerpt of Rising.
Click here to view more images from Taylor Lambert’s meeting with Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.
EVENTS & APPEARANCES
Sun 21 Sept — Taylor Lambert will be a feature author and guest speaker at Lethbridge’s Word on the Street Festival
Fri 18 July — Taylor will join Rustie Dean on Global Regina's Morning News at 07:30.
Tue 15 July — Tune in to CTV Regina's morning show to catch Taylor at 07:30, then join him at Atlantis Coffee downtown from 10:30 to 14:00!
Mon 14 July — Taylor will be a guest on CTV Saskatoon's morning show around 08:20.
Sat 12 July — Stop by the Broadway Roastery on Saskatoon's Broadway Ave between 11:00 and 15:30, where Taylor will be selling and signing books!
Fri 11 July — Taylor will be a guest on CTV Saskatoon's Noon News with Jeff Rogstad.
Thu 26 June, 19:00 — Audreys Books in Edmonton hosts Taylor Lambert to read from Rising and discuss the journalism behind it.