Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Tending Memory by Marianne Paul

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Tending Memory by Marianne Paul

BookLand Press, 2007

Tending Memory won the Canadian Aid Literary Award in 2006, and is a story driven by poetry and motion, the concept of journey as a way of life. "I didn't want to write a Wizard of Oz style story," Paul says, "where the main character, a teenage runaway, finally realizes there is no place like home, and returns to her family and past life repentant. In this story, the open road is Michaela's home, and it is through journey that she comes to terms with grief and loss. I also wanted to play with the concept of literal truth versus metaphorical truth. In the ground of her imagination, Michaela creates a story about herself that is as valid, if not more valid, than the actual events of her life. Not only does it allow her to cope, but more importantly, it tells her (and the readers) who she is at her core."

Read more about Tending Memory at the BookLand Press Website.