None of my book fantasies came true, at least at first. It was a silent summer for <em>Giant</em>. A couple of friends organized book clubs, which I sheepishly attended. I drank wine and answered questions. I felt so grateful to those friends that I didn't know how to express my feelings while being secretly disappointed by the silence.
Aga Maksimowska emigrated from Poland in 1988. She studied Journalism at Ryerson University and Education at the University of Toronto. In 2010, she completed a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter, where she is teaching high-school English and working on her second novel. Visit www.maksimowska.com to learn about upcoming readings and to read Aga's blog.
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