At home with nature

“Don Gayton of Summerland fuses the personal with the ecological in his 8th book, a paean to the natural and human history of his adopted Okanagan Valley homeland. We sample his style here.FULL STORY

 

 

Barefoot pleasures

March 14th, 2016

Walking barefoot on grass. A hand to hold. Bannock baking in the oven. Written to support the wellness of aboriginal families in particular, Monique Gray Smith’s board book for small children, My Heart Fills With Happiness (Orca $9.95), illustrated by Julie Flett, encourages young people to reflect on what brings happiness. Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud mom of young twins. Having been sober and involved in her healing journey for more than twenty years, she published a fictionalized memoir, Tilly: a Story of Hope and Resilience (Sono Nis Press 2013). It won First Prize in the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature in 2014. 9781459809574

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