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Shelley A. Leedahl -- Reading and Signing

Tuesday Jun 12 2012 7:30 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove Event type: reading, signing

Listen, Honey (DC Books)

With grit, humour, and tenderness, in Listen, Honey, this western Canadian writer exposes the emotionally electric lives of men, women, and children. Familial and romantic relationships turn strange or go altogether awry; wild idiosyncrasies develop, and characters navigate their personal joys, ironies, and crashing disasters with courage and grace. These finely crafted stories resonate with emotion, reject sentimentality, and, like life itself, are impossible to predict. Listen, Honey is an entertaining, thoughtful, and downright sexy book.

Wretched Beast (BuschekBooks)

Wretched Beast is a visceral and imagistic sojourn documenting a poet’s walk through prairie woodlands and forests, urban Canadian streets and foreign country lanes, and across significant life transitions.

The poems in Wretched Beast bridge signpost personalities, destinations, intense phases of self-imposed solitude, and sometimes raw experiences , leaving a never-before map in their emotional wake. Ripe with birds and garter snakes, with awe for the unlikely (“skates slung over shoulders in the old way”), with whimsy, praise, and with poems unafraid to ring in the minor key, Leedahl meticulously delivers her passionate art of walking, of listening inward and out, and of rising when it is no small thing.

Shelley A. Leedahl is an established multi-genre writer with strong ties to her home, Saskatchewan, and great enthusiasm for her adopted provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Presenting and leading writing workshops across Canada and also working as an editor, book reviewer, free-lancer, mentor, and radio advertising copywriter for two Edmonton stations, she has enjoyed several national and international fellowships and has been short-listed for the CBC literary awards (poetry).

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Listen, Honey

- by Shelley Leedahl

Trade paperback $18.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $17.06

With grit, humour, and tenderness, in Listen, Honey, this western Canadian writer exposes the emotionally electric lives of men, women, and children. Familial and romantic relationships turn strange or go altogether awry; wild idiosyncrasies develop, and characters navigate their personal joys, ironies, and crashing disasters with courage and grace. These finely crafted stories resonate with emotion, reject sentimentality, and, like life itself, are impossible to predict. Listen, Honey is an entertaining, thoughtful, and downright sexy book.

Listen, Honey

- by Shelley Leedahl

Hardcover $32.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $29.66

With grit, humour, and tenderness, in Listen, Honey, this western Canadian writer exposes the emotionally electric lives of men, women, and children. Familial and romantic relationships turn strange or go altogether awry; wild idiosyncrasies develop, and characters navigate their personal joys, ironies, and crashing disasters with courage and grace. These finely crafted stories resonate with emotion, reject sentimentality, and, like life itself, are impossible to predict. Listen, Honey is an entertaining, thoughtful, and downright sexy book.

The Bone Talker

- by Shelley Leedahl, Bill Slavin

Trade paperback $8.95 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $8.06

ForeWord Magazine Children's Picture Book of the Year Award

Alberta Book Illustration Award winner,

Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award Finalist,

Canadian Library Association Children's Book of the Year Award Finalist,

Canadian Booksellers Association Illustrator of the Year Award

Grandmother Bones has wound down like a clock. Gone are the tick and tock of her youth. Gone are the days when she laughed with family and friends. Now she creaks when she hobbles, and she spends her time talking to her tired old bones as if they were her children. Not even her husband can wind her up again.

The people in Grandmother Bones's village stop by often to check on her. They bring her rich berry pies to tickle her tongue. They make merry music to wake her sleeping feet. They carry stones like jewels to set in her windows and catch the afternoon sun. But always she is the same - no tick or tock. Grandmother Bones seems lost to everyone. What more can her husband and the villagers do?

The Bone Talker is the captivating story of how small gestures carry the greatest meaning. It is the irresistible tale of how a cloud of melancholy is lifted by the hand of a child.

The Bone Talker now in Braille:

The CNIB Library has announced its 2006 Catalogue of PrintBraille Books for Children, and The Bone Talker is among the selections. This library chooses "high quality children's picture books and transcribes the text into braille . . . the library selects books that allow the reader to understand the story without having to see the illustrations."