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Ottawa author Charlotte Gray wins the 2014 Toronto Book Award

It has been a good year for the Massey Murder

Ottawa author Charlotte Grayis the winner of the 2014 Toronto Book Award for her non-fiction book,The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Trial that Shocked a Country. She is 40th author to capture Toronto's annual literature prize.  Gray $10,000 win was announced at last night's award ceremony, held at the downtown Toronto Reference Library. 
"I offer my warm congratulations to Charlotte Gray, who has drawn an unforgettable portrait ofToronto'ssocial life at the beginning of the 20thcentury," said Acting City LibrarianAnne Bailey. "In telling the true story ofCarrie Davies, the maid who shot a (famed) Massey,Charlotte Graycaptures the class conflict and societal upheaval that marked our city's reinvention of itself at the onset of the Great War. As the author notes:  'A single bullet fired on Walmer Roa…