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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Mar 23, 2021 On Sale Date: Apr 13, 2021 Carton Quantity: 36 $21.95 CAD
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This One Wild Life
A Mother-Daughter Wilderness Memoir
By (author): Angie Abdou

Imprint:

ECW Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770416000

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Apr 13, 2021
$21.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.5 x 0.57 in | 0.68 lb

Page Count:

248 pages
ECW Press
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Memoirs|Walking, hiking, trekking|Relationships and families: advice and issues|Parenting: advice and issues
Alberta
  • Short Description
This personal memoir of self-discovery and parenting in a screen-driven world chronicles Angie and her daughter’s attempt to hike a peak a week in summer 2019.

“Through the story of facing her fears, Abdou shows us that we are much stronger than we think.” — Jowita Bydlowska, author of Drunk Mom

This personal memoir of self-discovery tackles the problems of modern parenting in a digital age

Disillusioned with overly competitive organized sports and concerned about her lively daughter’s growing shyness, author Angie Abdou sets herself a challenge: to hike a peak a week over the summer holidays with Katie. They will bond in nature and discover the glories of outdoor activity. What could go wrong? Well, among other things, it turns out that Angie loves hiking but Katie doesn’t.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply felt, This One Wild Life explores parenting and marriage in a summer of unexpected outcomes and growth for both mother and daughter.

Short Description


This personal memoir of self-discovery and parenting in a screen-driven world chronicles Angie and her daughter’s attempt to hike a peak a week in summer 2019.


Sales and Market Bullets



  • Home Ice was a national bestseller, receiving praise from Publishers Weekly and the Toronto Star as well as a starred review from Booklist.

  • Abdou explores all sorts of issues related to parenting such as shyness, bolstering confidence in girls, approaches to youth sport & fitness, the importance of outdoor activity, effects of screen time, prevalence of social media, the role of movement in creativity, the connection between nature and spirituality, the effects of tourism on communities, and approaches to talking about climate change with children.

  • This book can act as a companion to Abdou’s 2018 book, Home Ice. This One Wild Life focuses on Abdou’s daughter rather than her son, and follows through on thoughts she had at the end of Home Ice: how to find meaningful activity outside the destructive expense and grind of organized sport.


Audience



  • Women, mothers, fathers, parents

  • Fans of Home Ice

  • Readers of personal growth and parenting memoirs

  • CBC Radio listeners

Angie Abdou is the author of five novels and a memoir of hockey parenting, Home Ice. Her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a CBC Canada Reads finalist and was awarded the 2011–12 MacEwan Book of the Year. Angie is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University. She lives in Fernie, B.C., with her family and two beloved but unruly dogs.

“This memoir is unlike any other; through the story of facing her fears, Abdou shows us that we are much stronger than we think.” — Jowita Bydlowska, author of Drunk Mom

“Reading this memoir about a mother and daughter forging connections with the wilderness — and each other — is like going forest bathing: it will leave you feeling refreshed and restored, with a big smile on your face. This One Wild Life is written with great honesty, insight, and love. Nature needs more friends (and mothers) like Angie Abdou!” — Marni Jackson, author of The Mother Zone

“In this brave and intimate 21st century memoir, Abdou negotiates the whipsawing tensions between motherhood, selfhood, marriage, and public life in an age when secrets have never been harder to keep, social media can be a truth-teller’s harshest critic, and not even Nature can be counted on for sanctuary.” — John Valliant

“Anyone who has ever been pushed to do something outdoorsy because it was good for them — or who has been the parent doing the pushing — will find this sweet tale on the growing and changing parental relationship all too familiar.” — ELLE Canada

“To be worth reading, a successful memoir must offer readers more than a focused look at a slice of the author’s life … Abdou is a complex, multi-talented person with her share of quirks and hang-ups. But, more importantly, she is a thoughtful person, and a time spent with her will certainly offer much to ponder for equally thoughtful readers.” — Sport Literature Association

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