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    Fired Up about Consent Sarah Ratchford Canada
    9781771133524 Paperback YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics On Sale Date:March 01, 2021
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 7.25 x 0.48 in | 222 gr | 192 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Between the Lines
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      According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will be sexually or physically assaulted in her lifetime. These rates are very similar for non-binary people and other feminized people, too. This is rape culture, and young adults are living through it here and now. Fired Up about Consent is a practical, survivor-informed primer for young people who want to learn how to build joyful, mutually satisfying sex lives and relationships.

      In these pages, author Sarah Ratchford defines rape and sexual assault, busts the myths behind toothless messaging and outdated advice, and provides sex-positive scripts on how to ask for and offer a clear, enthusiastic, and freely given “Yes!” Along the way, Ratchford touches on topics such as #MeToo, gender identity, masturbation, virginity, porn, sex work, reporting assault, and more, all through a radically inclusive and intersectional lens.

      The message is loud and clear: not only is consent sexy, it’s mandatory—and everyone deserves frank and empowering literacy around it. Only with empathy, compassion, and resistance can we move forward into a new culture of consent.

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      Sarah Ratchford is a feminist journalist with a focus on social justice. They cover sexual health and consent, reproductive justice, trans health, and feminist activism. Their essays, features and news stories have appeared in The Walrus, The Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Flare, Elle, Refinery29, and Cosmopolitan. They’ve hosted and produced a number of VICE documentaries on sex work law, trans health, and abortion access. Fired Up about Consent is their first book.

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      Sarah Ratchford’s Fired Up about Consent is a powerful, well researched, no-holds-barred book about consent. Whether you’re hoping to deepen your understanding about consent and rape culture, or learning about these issues for the first time, this book will walk you through its challenging subject matter in a way that is direct, inclusive, practical, and also deeply thoughtful.


      In Fired Up about Consent, Sarah Ratchford puts forward a roadmap to dismantling what they astutely describe as an epidemic of sexualized violence against women, femmes, and feminized people, especially Black, Indigenous, and people of colour. An invaluable resource for young people of all genders, their book should also be committed to memory by every parent, every teacher, every doctor and every cop—because until those in positions of power and influence clearly understand rape and consent, the ‘grey areas’ where womxn are abused and rapists bypass consequences will continue to exist.


      This book acts as a vital roadmap to a culture founded on radical—and necessary—consent. Young readers will find it jam-packed with information, insight, and empathy. A foundational read for anyone working to tear down a system that harms us all.


      The world needs more contemporary books about sexual culture and communication from a queer perspective that is also respectful of sex workers. Fired Up about Consent is well researched from diverse sources, with a clear voice defined by both emotion and intellectual rigour. This book isn’t afraid to untangle thorny topics like prison abolition, beauty myths, white supremacy, and restorative justice. This is both an invaluable document of and contribution to consent culture, not shying away from all the pleasures and traumas that entails.

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    Bent out of Shape Shame, Solidarity, and Women's Bodies at Work Karen Messing Canada
    9781771135412 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Work-Related Health On Sale Date:April 05, 2021
    $24.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.7 in | 310 gr | 276 pages Carton Quantity:42 Canadian Rights: Y Between the Lines
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      Award-winning ergonomist Karen Messing is talking with women—women who wire circuit boards, sew clothes, clean toilets, drive forklifts, care for children, serve food, run labs. What she finds is a workforce in harm’s way, choked into silence, whose physical and mental health invariably comes in second place: underestimated, underrepresented, understudied, underpaid.

      Should workplaces treat all bodies the same? With confidence, empathy, and humour, Messing navigates the minefield that is naming sex and biology on the job, refusing to play into stereotypes or play down the lived experiences of women. Her findings leap beyond thermostat settings and adjustable chairs and into candid, deeply reported storytelling that follows in the muckraking tradition of social critic Barbara Ehrenreich.

      Messing’s questions are vexing and her demands are bold: we need to dare to direct attention to women’s bodies, champion solidarity, stamp out shame, and transform the workplace—a task that turns out to be as scientific as it is political.

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      Karen Messing is a professor of biology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she does research in partnership with unions and women’s groups. She was trained in ergonomics and genetics. She is an internationally-known expert on occupational health from a gender perspective. Her 2014 Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It was translated into French, Korean and German. She has won numerous academic and non-academic awards, most recently the Yant Award from the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Order of Canada (Officer Level).

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    Primo Levi Matteo Mastragostino, Alessandro Ranghiasci, Alberto Toscano
    9781771135221 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction On Sale Date:March 22, 2021
    $21.95 CAD 6.6 x 9.4 x 0.4 in | 323 gr | 128 pages Carton Quantity:38 Canadian Rights: Y Between the Lines
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      “It’s a pretty long story,” Primo Levi tells a classroom of children, “so I’ll try to make it simple.”

      Translated from the original Italian, this hauntingly illustrated comic tells the story of the Italian Jewish chemist who survived the camps at Auschwitz against all odds. Matteo Mastragostino draws on historical research, interviews, and Levi’s own landmark books to piece together a fictionalized yet profoundly intimate portrait of a courageous figure.

      In the scene that emerges, Levi visits a group of schoolchildren to retell his life story and keep the memory of the Holocaust alive, answering innocent questions with hard truths. Sobering yet tender, Primo Levi extends a rare opportunity for readers both young and old to deepen their understanding of life, death, and the human spirit.

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      Matteo Mastragostino is a graphic designer, journalist, and graphic novel writer with a degree in industrial design from the Politecnico of Milan. Primo Levi, his first graphic novel, was published by Beccogiallo Editore in 2017 with the artwork by Alessandro Ranghiasci. Since then, the book has been translated into French, German, Croatian, and now English. Primo Levi won third place at the Prix Révélation Bande Dessinée des lycéens Hauts-de-France in 2019. In 2020, Matteo published two more graphic novels: Perlasca (Beccogiallo Editore), illustrated by Armando Mìron Polacco, and Vann Nath (La Boîte à Bulles), with artwork by Paolo Castaldi.  Matteo lives in Lecco with his son Leonardo, two goldfish, and an innumerable number of books and comic books.



      Alessandro Ranghiasci studies at the Roman School of Comics and the Faculty of Archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome. He has worked as a storyboard artist in cinema and advertising. Primo Levi is his debut as a comic book artist.



      Alberto Toscano is Reader in Critical Theory and Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of The Theatre of Production: Philosophy and Individuation Between Kant and Deleuze (2006), Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea (2010; 2017, 2nd ed.), Cartographies of the Absolute (2015, with Jeff Kinkle), and the translator of several works by Alain Badiou, Toni Negri, Furio Jesi, and Franco Fortini. He is an editor of the journal Historical Materialism and editor of The Italian List for Seagull Books.

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    The Case for Basic Income Freedom, Security, Justice Jamie Swift Canada, Elaine Power Canada, Dr. Danielle Martin Canada
    9781771135474 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy On Sale Date:May 03, 2021
    $24.95 CAD 5.25 x 8.25 x 0.66 in | 320 gr | 264 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Between the Lines
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      Inequality is up. Decent work is down. Free market fundamentalism has been exposed as a tragic failure. In a job market upended by COVID-19—with Canadians caught in the grip of precarious labour, stagnant wages, a climate crisis, and the steady creep of automation—an ever-louder chorus of voices calls for a liveable and obligation-free basic income.

      Could a basic income guarantee be the way forward to democratize security and intervene where the market economy and social programs fail? Jamie Swift and Elaine Power scrutinize the politics and the potential behind a radical proposal in a post-pandemic world: that wealth should be built by a society, not individuals. And that we all have an unconditional right to a fair share.

      In these pages, Swift and Power bring to the forefront the deeply personal stories of Canadians who participated in the 2017–2019 Ontario Basic Income Pilot; examine the essential literature and history behind the movement; and answer basic income’s critics from both the right and left.

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      Kingston writer Jamie Swift is the author of a dozen books, most recently The Vimy Trap, or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War (with Ian McKay), finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the Canadian Historical Association Prize for the Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History. He has held the Michener Foundation fellowship for public service journalism and was a longtime documentary producer for CBC-Radio’s “Ideas.” In addition to the writing life, he is a social justice advocate. He taught “Critical Perspectives on Business” at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University for many years.



      Elaine Power is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies and Head of the Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University. Her research lies at the intersection of food, poverty and public health. She created and taught the Queen’s course, HLTH 101, The Social Determinants of Health, which explores the “upstream” determinants of health, including income, racism and white privilege, education, gender, colonialism and their intersections. She is the co-founder of the Kingston Action Group for a Basic Income Guarantee and a passionate advocate for basic income.



      Danielle Martin is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Medical Executive of Women’s College Hospital (WCH), where she is also a practicing family physician. Danielle’s policy, clinical and academic expertise, combined with her commitment to health equity, have made her a highly regarded health system leader. She regularly provides expertise and formal advice to lawmakers both nationally and abroad. Danielle holds a Masters of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. She is an active scholar and an internationally recognized researcher on health system issues. As a well-recognized media spokesperson, Danielle frequently provides commentary on health issues through her work as a health contributor at the CBC. In conjunction with her work at WCH, Danielle is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. The recipient of many awards and accolades, in 2019 she became the youngest physician ever to receive the F.N.G Starr Award, the highest honour available to Canadian Medical Association members.

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      This book links many of the most pressing concerns of our time in a fresh and imaginative way.

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    Everything on (the) Line 20 Years of Social Movement Stories from rabble.ca Sophia Reuss, Christina Turner Canada
    9781771135443 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion On Sale Date:April 18, 2021
    $25.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.6 in | 318 gr | 240 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Between the Lines
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      On a chilly April day in 2001, some 75,000 protesters flooded the streets of Quebec City to denounce corporate globalization and a neoliberal trade deal. From that wellspring of activist anger, energy, and hope came the founding of rabble.ca: an alternative news source and community space that reported on Canadian politics from the ground, catching the attention of journalists and activists across the country.

      Since then, Canada has seen the rise of Harper Conservatism and its replacement by a Liberal government; a decline in union power; the stalled beginnings of reconciliation with Indigenous nations; the birth of Black Lives Matter; an invigorated climate justice movement; and more. These stories of activist struggle lie at the heart of Everything on (the) Line, a collection of rabble’s most incisive articles from the past twenty years.

      Editors S. Reuss and Christina Turner guide readers deftly through rabble’s deep and storied archives, combining critical analysis with new essays from celebrated activists and writers such as Russell Diabo, Nora Loreto, Phillip Dwight Morgan, and Monia Mazigh. Each vital selection marks a flashpoint in Canadian politics—and an opportunity to reflect on the social movements that have challenged capitalism, racism, settler colonialism, and patriarchy over the past two decades.

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      Sophia Reuss worked as a part-time assistant editor at rabble from 2017 to 2020. She currently works as a labour communicator in the United States.



      Christina Turner was an assistant editor at rabble from 2015 to 2020. She is currently completing her PhD in English at the University of Toronto.

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    Plantation Memories Episodes of Everyday Racism 1st edition Grada Kilomba
    9781771135504 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination On Sale Date:May 01, 2021
    $23.95 CAD 5.91 x 8.27 x 0.42 in | 233 gr | 168 pages Carton Quantity:64 Canadian Rights: Y Between the Lines
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      Plantation Memories is a compilation of episodes of everyday racism written in the form of short psychoanalytical stories. From the question “Where do you come from?” to Hair Politics to the N-word, the book is a strong, eloquent, and elaborate piece that deconstructs the normality of everyday racism and exposes the violence of being placed as the Other.

      Released at the Berlin International Literature Festival in 2008, soon the book became internationally acclaimed and part of numerous academic curricula. Known for her subversive practice of giving body, voice, and image to her own texts, Grada Kilomba has adapted her book into a staged reading and video installation. Plantation Memories is an important contribution to the global cultural discourse.

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      Grada Kilomba is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and theorist born in Lisbon, where she studied clinical psychology and psychoanalysis. Strongly influenced by the work of Frantz Fanon, Kilomba started writing and publishing on memory, trauma, race, gender, and postcolonialism, and later on extended her concerns to form, language, performance, and video installation. She holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin and has been lecturing at several international universities, and was last a Professor at the Humboldt Universität Berlin. In her work, Kilomba intentionally creates a hybrid space between the academic and artistic languages, using storytelling as a central element for her decolonial practices. Her highly thought provoking works, have been presented at the Bienal de São Paulo (2016), Berlin Biennale (2018) and Documenta (2017), and exhibited at venues such as The Power Plant, Toronto; MUAC - Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City and Amant Art Foundation, New York; among others. She is the author of Plantation Memories and co-editor of Mythen, Masken und Subjekte (2005), an anthology on Critical Whiteness Studies.

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    The Fire and the Ashes Rekindling Democratic Socialism Andrew Jackson Canada
    9781771135382 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / World On Sale Date:May 31, 2021
    $23.95 CAD 8 x 5 x 0.45 in | 206 gr | 180 pages Carton Quantity:63 Canadian Rights: Y Between the Lines
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      In The Fire and the Ashes, long-time union economist and policy analyst Andrew Jackson looks back on a fascinating career in the labour movement, the NDP, and left politics, combining keen historical analysis with a political manifesto for today.

      As one of the few trade union economists in Canada, Jackson brings a unique insider perspective and decades of experience to bear on his critical reflections on the history and changing fortunes of the NDP, the failures of neoliberalism, and the waning and recent renewal of the democratic socialist tradition.

      What plays out is a battle of ideas fought by Jackson and the wider left—one meant to rekindle both political veterans and a new generation of activists who believe that a true democracy cannot exist with great inequalities of wealth and political power, and that social ownership and public investment must be brought squarely into the mainstream.

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      Andrew Jackson spent most of his career as Chief Economist and Director of Social and Economic Policy with the Canadian Labour Congress. Since retiring from the CLC in 2012 he has been senior policy adviser to the Broadbent Institute, and spent two years as the Packer Visiting Professor of Social Justice at York University. He is currently an adjunct research professor at Carleton University. He writes a regular column for the Globe and Mail Report on Business and is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Work and Labour in Canada: Critical Issues, which is now in its third edition with Canadian Scholars Press.

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    Who Is Kim Ondaatje? The Inventive Life of a Canadian Artist Lola Tostevin Canada
    9781771338295 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers Publication Date:November 17, 2021
    $34.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.8 in | 0.65 lb | 300 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Inanna F.A.R. Art Series
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      This book is a biography of artist, film maker, and photographer, Kim Ondaatje, née Betty Jane Kimbark. Born into a wealthy family, Kim's story is a reverse of the rags to riches narrative. She married two highly successful writers, Douglas Jones and Michael Ondaatje, had six children, and managed to carve a career as a respected artist whose works are in all major galleries/museums in Canada. Kim Ondaatje's life is fascinating on many fronts. She is undoubtedly talented, and has contributed significantly to the Canadian art scene. One of her paintings from the Factory series hangs in the newly opened Canadian gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She continues to be creative as she approaches her nineties.

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      Lola Lemire Tostevin was born into a French-speaking family in Timmins Ontario. She writes mostly in English although she often incorporates French into her writing especially in her poetry. She has published eight poetry collections of which two were translated into Italian and published in Italy; three novels of which one was translated into French; and two collections of literary essays.

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    9781771338677 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBTQ+ Interest age, years from 14 - 21 Publication Date:November 17, 2021
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.33 in | 0.38 lb | 180 pages Carton Quantity:52 Canadian Rights: Y Inanna Young Feminist Series
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      Corey Cobb was born intersex, but because Corey's father and stepmother didn't make a big deal of it, it isn't until Corey's dad dies suddenly and Corey is back with a disapproving mother that making a gender choice becomes an issue. Corey is now legally old enough to refuse medical intervention--but not old enough to prevent "choosing not to choose" being considered by Corey's mother to be a psychiatric problem. While in the youth psych ward, Corey meets Kim, diagnosed as anorexic, and together, the teens discover important, perhaps catastrophic, truths about each one's past.

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      Candas Jane Dorsey is an internationally-known, award-winning author of several novels, four poetry books; several anthologies edited/co-edited, and numerous published stories, poems, reviews, and critical essays. Her most recent fiction includes novels The Adventures of Isabel; What's the Matter with Mary Jane?; and The Man Who Wasn't There; and short fiction Vanilla and Other Stories and ICE and Other Stories. For fourteen years, she was the editor/publisher of the literary press, The Books Collective, including River Books and, for a time, Tesseract Books. She was founding president of SFCanada, and has been president of the Writers Guild of Alberta. She has received a variety of awards and honours for her books and short fiction, including most recently, the 2017 the WGA Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts. She was inducted into the City of Edmonton Arts and Cultural Hall of Fame in 2019. She is also a community activist, advocate and leader who has served on many community boards and committees for working for neighbourhoods, heritage, social planning and human rights advocacy. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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    Bloodroot Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss Betsy Warland Canada
    9781771338370 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Publication Date:October 03, 2021
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.38 in | 0.38 lb | 240 pages Carton Quantity:52 Canadian Rights: Y Inanna Signature Feminist Publications
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      In Bloodroot, Betsy Warland traces how a mother and daughter's shared gender can shape the very anatomy of narrative itself. In her mother's final year,Warland quietly discovered how to disentangle a crucial, concealed story that had rendered their relationship disconnected and fraught. Warland weaves a common ground that moves beyond duty and despair, providing both questions and guideposts for readers, particularly those faced with ageing and ill parents and their loss.

      The 2000 edition of Bloodroot broke new ground in memoir form and uncharted storytelling. The 2021 edition, reprinted by Inanna for the launch of its InannaSignature Feminist Publications series, includes a new foreword by Susan Olding and a new essay by Warland that explores subsequent questions, insights and tenderness only the passage of time can enable.

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      Betsy Warland has authored 14 books of creative nonfiction, essays and poetry. Regarding her 2020, Lagoon Lagoon/lost in thought, the Vancouver Sun wrote of her "magisterial (and yet, paradoxically, minimalist) distillation," and The Ormsby Review: "her command of art and language is that of a virtuoso." The Winnipeg Free Press review of her 2016 book, Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas, called it "an astonishing book by a truly luminous writer." A mainstay for writers and teachers, the second edition of Warland's Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing (with new added material) will be released in 2022. This 2021 second edition of Warland's first memoir, Bloodroot--Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss (2000), includes a new, long essay by Warland reflecting on what Bloodroot taught her in terms of craft and the nature of narrative over the past twenty years. Former director and mentor in of the Writer's Studio and Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, Warland received the City of Vancouver Mayor's Literary Excellence Award in 2016. The creation of an annual book award honouring Warland, The VMI Betsy Warland Between Genres Award, will be launched in 2021.

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      "The first time I read Bloodroot, I was astounded. The book's daring form, ground-breaking at the time, corresponded with the nonlinearity of grief and the fragmented nature of memory and gave a generation of young writers permission to tell their stories in the way they demanded to be told. Twenty-one years later, the beauty and lucidity of Warland's prose, the artistry in her storytelling, and the boldness of her voice continue to resonate. This book is still astonishing, still heart-opening, and more necessary than ever."
      ? Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Art of Leaving

      "Bloodroot is a deeply moving and evocative memoir, a reminder that death is not a finite moment, but an unsteady process of holding on and letting go. Read the text. Read the white space. Read the silences in between. Every page is marked by Betsy Warland's presence and precision."
      ?Chantal Gibson, author of How She Read

      "What makes Bloodroot a precious reading is the path it follows from facts to memory and fragments of oneself, to thoughts creating and assembling enough proofs to "untell a (her) mother" and compose a viable relation to the truth."
      ?Nicole Brossard, poet, novelist and essayist, author of Mauve Desert

      Reading Bloodroot, a thrilling accomplishment of craft, intellect and intuition, I relived my own process of motherlessness. And Warland's narrative of motherloss is a process, though not linear, of storytelling. Bloodroot's narrative offers us its own companionship, its own collusion with us as our mothers die."
      ?Myrna Kostash, based in Edmonton, author of Ghosts That Walk the Parkland

      "Betsy Warland's Bloodroot is a classic in motherloss memoir that reaches every reader where she is in that life-long journey of learning to accept death as part of our lives. Generations have profited from this complex, brilliant, and insightful book. And now with the new edition, Warland offers more?it reunites the original work with its roots."
      ?Carolyn Gammon

      "Every word in this book is stretched to capacity, gently unpacking the truth about all the unmet needs that often sit between mothers and daughters. Offered with such tenderness, and careful pacing, the white space invites us to breathe between revelations as we birth new ways, more compassionate ways, to see one another. This is, as Betsy says, a narrative about abandoning disappointment; acquiescing to grace."
      ?Jónína Kirton, Métis/Icelandic poet

      "Like many readers of Bloodroot 20 years ago, I swayed mightily in Betsy Warland's sensational e/motional capacity to space and pace this intimate daughter-writer narrative of mourning that both says and unsays. I feel anew profoundly accompanied by Warland's embodied probing of the contradictions and excisions that narrative performs. Warland's brilliance as an innovator of creative nonfiction unfolds throughout Bloodroot and the fascinating, generous essay that accompanies this new edition."
      ?Margaret Christakos

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