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).
Der Duft des Regens, the German paperback edition of Shelter, has been nominated for a Lovely Books Reader's Choice award for best cover. http://www.lovelybooks.de/leserpreis/2013/bestes-cover/?buch=1042875330
A nice review of the new UK edition of Shelter appeared in the Guardian today: