Afghani flight to freedom

Shahnaz Qayumi (left) writes about the aftermath of the Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 and details life under Taliban rule for young readers in her latest novel.FULL STORY


Third award for Snapshot

December 01st, 2016

Kari Burk’s illustrated memoir, Snapshot of a Soul Place in the Land of Special Needs (SRP $30) has been honoured with a 2016 Academics’ Choice Award in addition to National Parenting Product (NAPPA) and Family Choice Awards.  Written and illustrated in Castlegar, it was edited, curated and published by Valerie Hennell and designed by Ronan Lannuzel on Protection Island in Nanaimo, B.C. Kari Burk is a landscape gardener and artist who lives with her adult daughter, Mielle, in Castlegar, after parting company with Mielle’s father on the coast and moving to the Kootenays when Mielle was 16. Born with Down syndrome in 1990, Mielle had open heart surgery at eight months old to repair her atrioventricular canal. Her second heart surgery at age twelve was more difficult. 978-0-9947994-0-1

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