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Best Books of 2012

So thrilled to say that Above All things has been added to two end of year lists! It made the Amazon.ca list of best books of 2012 and the Globe and Mail 100 list.  

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Early Word Live Chat

This past Friday I did a live chat over on EarlyWord. If you missed it you can replay it here.

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The Next Big Thing

The lovely Ayelet Tsabari, author of the upcoming collection of stories The Best Place on Earth, tagged me to answer a virtual interview about my next big thing. You can read about Ayelet’s here. My Next Big Thing is an … Continue reading

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International News

Above All Things will be coming out soon in the US and UK! I am excited and nervous and can’t wait to see what readers in both places have to say about it. And here are the gorgeous covers. I’ve … Continue reading

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CBC Reader’s Choice and One Cool Thing

Above All Things made the top ten for the CBC Scotiabank Giller’s Prize Reader’s Choice (that’s a mouthful)! Which is fun and exciting. I know there are skeptics out there who think of this as nothing more than a popularity … Continue reading

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Literature for Life and WORDS 2.0

One of the best day jobs I’ve ever had was working for a great literacy organization in Toronto called Literature for Life. Literature for Life runs reading circles for pregnant and parenting teenage girls in the Greater Toronto Area. Essentially … Continue reading

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One Cool Thing

This is a salute and a blatant rip off.  I’ve been listening recently to a great podcast called Scriptnotes  by John August and Craig Mazin. Ostensibly about screenwriting and Hollywood, they have lots to say that’s relevant for any kind of writing … Continue reading

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Fact and Fiction

  Stories do not exist to tell fact, but to convey the truth – David Shenk Lots of people ask me  how much is true in Above All Things – truth, fact, fiction, these are a novelist’s stock in trade … Continue reading

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George’s Route on Mt. Everest

While Ruth’s journey can be charted over a single day, George and the rest of the expedition cover thousands of miles over the course of months. The map below shows their route in the novel up the slopes of Everest.

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Ruth’s Day in Cambridge

One of the great pleasures of writing for me, is research. While writing Above All Things I spent a number of days wandering gorgeous Cambridge, the winding lanes, the market square. Below is a map of the locations that Ruth … Continue reading

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