Always Brave, Sometimes Kind
Set in Edmonton, Always Brave, Sometimes Kind, follows a cast of undeniably Albertan characters as they grapple with the social and political challenges unique to the province over a thirty year span. A doctor negotiates a skeleton-staffed hospital in a time of government austerity; a folk singer grapples with the loss her grandmother experienced during Sixties Scoop; a business owner aims her contempt at foreign workers; a cancer patient is guided through the last weeks of life amidst the Tragically Hip’s farewell tour, a hockey mom cracks. Secrets are exposed while the almost thirty-year span transforms the casts’ lives as gradually and as dramatically as the era transforms the country itself. There’s no denying the truth: we’re all in this, together.
Available on shelves and online, September 2020!
Publisher: Brindle & Glass
Genre: A Novel told in Short Stories
2018 Alberta Foundation of the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant
2017 Alberta Literary Award’s Emerging Writer Award
2015 Alberta Literary Award’s Howard O’Hagan for Short Story
2014 Alberta View’s Fiction Prize
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2019 Alberta Foundation of the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant
2011 Voices of Motherhood Essay Prize
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