Memoir as poetry

Sharon Thesen (l.) collaborated with wig-maker Janet Gallant to write a long poem about Gallant’s life after her mother left her with an abusive father at age three and later finding out she was bi-racial. FULL STORY

Kyi’s keys to survival

January 29th, 2015

A shipwreck on a remote island. A plane crash in the Peruvian jungle. Trapped deep in the earth with 33 others in a Chilean mine. Illustrated by David Parkins, When the Worst Happens: Extraordinary Tales of Survival (Annick) is Tanya Lloyd Kyi’s collection of true, action-packed stories about young people around the world who have had death-defying experiences. The accounts generally reveal how the youthful survivors used their unusual courage, skills and ingenuity to survive. It’s her 22nd book. Kyi was recently interviewed on BCBookLook for her new YA novel Anywhere But Here (Simon & Schuster), set in the Kootenays. sc $14.95 978-1-55451-682-7 / hc $24.95 978-1-55451-683-4

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