Let's Talk with Christine Higdon - September 24, 2018
Monday September 24 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Christine Higdon is a writer, editor, and graphic designer. She was shortlisted for the 2011 Marina Nemat Award and for the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. Daughter of a Newfoundlander and a British Columbian, Christine lives in Mimico, Ontario, where she hooks rugs, worries about the bees, and longs for either ocean. This is her first novel.
“Atmospheric and thoughtful, this book is a character study on childhood, attachments, secrets, loss, love, pain, grief and family.” — Open Book Post blog
“Christine Higdon beautifully and honestly illuminates the devastating impact of loss and abuse. The Very Marrow of Our Bones refuses to sensationalize, treating its characters with empathy and respect. This hopeful story of kept secrets combines the page-turning intrigue of a mystery with the nuance of a literary novel.” — Attiya Khan, Co-Director, A Better Man
“The Very Marrow of Our Bones is wise and fiercely tender, full of grief and longing and murky secrets. A beautifully written, marvellously assured debut.” — Jessica Westhead, author of Things Not to Do
“This wondrous book concerns more than mere detective work, expanding instead on the grander mysteries of love and hate, survival and destruction – and most powerfully, perhaps, of decades-long journeys home.” — Toronto Star
“The Very Marrow of Our Bones is a wonderfully long rambling novel that struck me right where it counts — the heart . . . I think ECW stands for ‘Everyday Continually Wonderful’ books.” — Owen Sound Sun Times