Richard Wagamese’s final novel

Eldon Yellowhorn reviews and recommends Starlight, the final fictional work of Richard Wagamese (left). Partially set in the Nechako Valley, it was almost complete when Wagamese died in 2017. REVIEW

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The Book of Lua

May 16th, 2018

Lua, the partially paralyzed cat, is lucky to be cared for by Dania Sheldon. After she suffered a spinal cord injury as a kitten, Lua was rehabilitated at a kitten orphanage before being adopted by Sheldon. After many doctor visits, Lua and Sheldon settled into daily life together on Gabriola Island. Lua has the run of a large garden and spends time outside most days, even when it snows. After many requests to write a book about Lua, Sheldon finally complied with a children’s book that even adults can enjoy. The Book of Lua: Stories and wisdom from a little cat with mobility challenges (Kittenhaus Press, $22.95) is an animal lover’s delight. Not only does it show that cats with rear paralysis and other conditions can have long happy lives, it is full of stories about saving other wildlife – everything from bats and flies to snakes and birds. Sheldon has been an editor since 1997 and a writer since 2007. She is also a volunteer with Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association. 978-0-9959039-0-6

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