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Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Molly Johnson’s latest album, 2018’s Meaning to Tell Ya, is a mix of funk, soul and jazz. Photo: Chris Nicholls Photography
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Molly Johnson on James Baldwin, Toni Morrison and Candacy Taylor
The award-winning jazz vocalist, singer-songwriter, artist and philanthropist would love to dine with Desmond Cole and Margaret Atwood / BY Athena McKenzie / July 15th, 2020
- What’s the best book you’ve read this year and why?
James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain. It reminds me of the past and the hard road ahead.
- What book can’t you wait to dive into and why?
Candacy Taylor’s Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America to understand my parents’ generation and how far we have come.
- What’s your favourite book of all time?
Choosing my favourite book of all time is like choosing a favourite child – impossible. I really love Louise Penny and would love to move to the fictional town she created.
- What book completely changed your perspective?
Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon is a gorgeous story that helped me understand where I come from.
- If you could have dinner with any author, living or dead, who would it be? Desmond Cole and Margaret Atwood – lively conversation and good food and wine.