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

Odyssey across Canada

December 21st, 2020

Magda’s Odyssey (Gracesprings Collective $21.95), Deanna Kawatski’s eighth book, is a YA novel about a 14-year-old girl who sets off across Canada to find the twin sister she was separated from at birth. Magda hitchhikes, treks through mountains, eludes the law and even murderous thugs as she heads east with her faithful dog, Sky. Kawatski’s Clara and Me, The Story of an Unexpected Friendship (Whitecap 1996) was nominated for a Hubert Evan’s award for non-fiction in 1997 and her first book, Wilderness Mother (Lyons & Burford, New York, Whitecap, 1994) became a Book of the Month selection in 1994. 978-1-7770858-0-3

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