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One Good Thing
A Novel
By (author): Rebecca Hendry
9781927366776 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Apr 10, 2018
$22.00 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.63 in 264 pages TouchWood Editions Brindle & Glass

A novel set in Yellowknife's historic Old Town in the 70s that explores both abandonment and belonging in the life of a young woman.

In the spring of 1977, Annie, a flighty artist, and her twelve-year-old daughter, Delilah, trade the cherry blossom trees and beaches of Vancouver for rugged and remote Old Town in Yellowknife, surprising Delilah’s father by showing up on his doorstep. As she adapts to her new surroundings, Delilah befriends Will, a local Dene man and her father’s business partner. But Annie’s capricious nature undermines Delilah’s elusive sense of belonging when Annie leaves Old Town for an artists’ colony without saying goodbye. While coping with her family’s instability and changes within herself, Delilah becomes attached to Will as she grows alienated from her increasingly aloof father. When Will vanishes in a blizzard one night, Delilah is devastated and suspects her father is to blame. What happened to Will? Is there anyone she can trust? Where—and with whom—does she belong?

Born in Ottawa to a hippie mother and a poet father, Rebecca Hendry moved to a new city or town across Canada every year until she was eleven, when she settled on the Sunshine Coast in BC. She is the author of One Good Thing and, Grace River, and her short fiction has appeared in the Dalhousie Review, Wascana Review, Event, Windsor Review, and other literary journals. She lives in Gibsons, BC, with her two children.

  • Reviews in Kirkus Reviews, Quill & Quire, Northern News, Yellowknifer
  • Radio interviews on CBC North by Northwest, CBC The Weekender
  • Print and digital ARCs available January


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