This little bear went to Stanley Park

“The late Alasdair Cairns Russell (l.) created a character about a Whistler bear cub that travelled to Vancouver in a garbage truck. A book inspired by his notes and drawings has now been published by his mother.” FULL STORY

Women and their relationships

August 11th, 2014

Julia Leggett's first novel, Gone South

Although born in Calgary, stuff Alberta, stuff Julia Leggett grew up in Zimbabwe. Her years there influenced her book Gone South and Other Ways to Disappear: Eight debut short stories (Mother Tongue, $19.95), a collection of short stories focusing on the relationships women have with their bodies, lovers, female friends and health. Eufemia Fantetti, author of A Recipe for Disaster & Other Unlikely Tales of Love describes Leggett’s collection as “A smart, surefooted collection that will steal your heart. Julia Leggett’s debut offers engaging stories about the choices between love and despair with swift and sharp insights, page after page.” Leggett has served on the poetry editorial board for Prism magazine. Her work has appeared in Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia, edited by Susan Musgrave (Mother Tongue 2013). She lives in Victoria, BC, where she is working on her masters in counselling psychology and a book of poetry. She also holds a MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Gone South is her first book.978-1-896949-39-0

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