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
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.