R.I.P. Alice Munro (1931 – 2024)

“Compared to Anton Chekhov for her peerless short stories for which she won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, Alice Munro (left) has died.FULL STORY

 

Kristin Miller

November 09th, 2023

In 1979, Kristin Miller’s dream of settling in a remote coastal community near Prince Rupert, BC, unravelled after a failed pregnancy and faltering marriage. Alone in a ramshackle cabin, she found solace and support from the open-hearted locals—hippies, hermits, fishermen, and adventurous women. As Kristin healed physically and emotionally, the women across the harbour taught her the ways of the sea, from navigating her boat during storms to canning salmon. The shared art of quilting became a unifying force between them, offering comfort and commemorating life’s milestones like births and weddings. Knots and Stitches: Community Quilts Across the Harbour (Caitlin Press $26.00) is Miller’s touching memoir celebrating the resilience of these stalwart women (and a few men and children) who, over decades, created nearly 130 communal quilts, showcasing the enduring power of community bonds in a challenging environment. 9781773861203

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