R.I.P. Anne Cameron (1938 – 2022)

The writing voice of Anne Cameron (left) will remain as unmistakable as the singing voice of Buffy Sainte-Marie or Joni Mitchell. See obituary here.FULL STORY

 

 

War and friendship

November 15th, 2022

Stewart Goodings, chairman of the Denman Island Writers Festival has released his debut novel, My Friend, My Enemy (FriesenPress $23) about two childhood friends reconnecting many years later. Nadezhda and Alla had spent their childhood summers together near the Caspian Sea, becoming ‘almost sisters.’ Fate re-united them twenty years later but by then Alla had lost family in the Russia-Chechnya war and had secretly been recruited for a revenge mission. In the beginning, Nadezhda did not know any of this even though she was sharing a Moscow apartment with her long-lost friend. As they find their lives entwined in unexpected ways, the question arises, can a friend also be an enemy? Through Nadezhda and Alla’s exposure to the limits and sacrifices of friendship, Goodings explores the impact of secrets, family losses and terrorist misadventures. 9781039153929

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