Frances Greenslade's latest novel, Shelteris the story of two sisters, Maggie and Jenny, and their quest to find out what happened to their mother who left them to billet in Williams Lake, a small town in British Columbia, and never came back. Set in the 1960s and 70s in the wilds of the Chilcotin, where it's still possible to lose yourself, the novel explores the attachment we have to our mothers, and the expectation we hold that they will always be our mothers, and nothing more.
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Festivaletteratura 2016

by Frances Greenslade on 10/29/16

Here is a video of an interview by a volunteer at the Festivaletteratura in Mantova, Italy in September 2016.

Il Nostro Riparo

by Frances Greenslade on 01/21/16

My talented colleague, Aaron Giovannone, recently translated some of the Italian reviews of Shelter (Il Nostro Riparo) for me. Aaron is a poet & translator, so he helped me make sense of what Google translate couldn't. Elisabetta Rasy in Domenica del Sole 24 ore noted a stylistic similarlity between female Canadian writers born in the 1930s and those born in the 1960s, like me. I'm honoured to be mentioned anywhere in the neighbourhood of writers like Margaret Laurence & Alice Munro & Margaret Atwood, literary trailblazers that had such a powerful influence on me as a Canadian writer (and continue to).


by Frances Greenslade on 10/16/15

I'm delighted to be the subect of Alix Hawley's blog, Storybrain, this week. Alix is the author of All True Not a Lie in It, winner of this year's Amazon First Novel Award.

Kelowna reading

by Frances Greenslade on 01/02/15

I'll be reading from my novel-in-progress, Sing a Worried Song, at Pulp Fiction Coffeehouse, 1598 Pandosy Street, on Friday January 30th, 2015 at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome.

Lovely nomination from Lovely Books

by Frances Greenslade on 11/08/13

Der Duft des Regens, the German paperback edition of Shelter, has been nominated for a Lovely Books Reader's Choice award for best cover.

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