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Frances Greenslade -- Book Launch

Thursday Sep 01 2011 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Launch of Shelter (Random House of Canada).

A spellbinding and wise coming-of-age story from New Face of Fiction Frances Greenslade, Shelter draws readers into the precarious world of two young sisters in search of their mother, and brings to life a breathtaking BC landscape.

Frances Greenslade was born in St. Catharines, ON, and has since lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and BC. She has a BA in English from the University of Winnipeg and an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Her first book, a travel memoir called A Pilgrim in Ireland: A Quest for Home, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-Fiction. Her second memoir, By the Secret Ladder: A Motherís Initiation, was published in 2007. Frances teaches English at Okanagan College in Penticton, BC.


By the Secret Ladder

- Trade paperback

by Frances Greenslade - $25.00 - Add to Cart

Frances Greenslade turns her keen eye to the familiar subject of motherhood, and renders it new. In an era when women know exactly "what to expect," as well as how they'll give birth, feed their babies, and whether they'll go back to work or stay at home, the reality of new motherhood is anything but expected. Overwhelmed, exhausted, and often confused, the refrain of new mothers is more often this: "Nobody told me it would be this way. I had no idea." Until now. Based upon her own, at times dramatic, childbirth experience, By The Secret Ladder articulates with unflinching candour the fear, trauma, and unsurpassed joy that all women undergo, but few talk about, on their journey to motherhood--a journey Greenslade envisions as nothing less than a transforming, even heroic, quest. By The Secret Ladder rediscovers motherhood for a new generation. Wise and funny, it will strike a powerful and comforting chord in mothers, new or experienced.