Evolution of a B.C. trilogy

“Brett Grubisic’s (left) River Bend Trilogy novels are set in a fictional town on the Fraser River, based on Mission, B.C. where he grew up. Here, we learn other ways the titles are linked.” FULL STORY

Grace in the race

August 13th, 2015

The first book by Vancouver lawyer-turned-writer Judy McFarlane, Writing with Grace (D&M $24.95) has been shortlisted for the $10,000 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction in 2015. It recounts the process of helping a woman with Down syndrome write her own book that is eventually distributed at a World Down Syndrome Congress. The reader learns about Grace’s frustrations with the term Down syndrome, her forced sterilization and a heart-wrenching visit to a grandfather who had wanted her institutionalized. 978-1-77162-025-3.

 

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