A nice review of the new UK edition of Shelter appeared in the Guardian today:
I just received a copy of the new UK edition of Shelter which is in stores in September, 2013. On the back cover is an excerpt from this review in the Guardian:
Shelter by Frances Greenslade (Virago, £12.99)
The Chilcotin area of British Columbia in the 1970s is intensely realised in a combination of family saga, local superstition and love for the blue summers and deep winters of this remote region. Narrator Maggie Dillon and sister Jenny are opposites. Maggie, her Irish logger father Patrick's favourite, is an adventurous tomboy, while Jenny is happier at home playing with Barbie dolls. Their free-spirited life, all campfires and starlight, ends when Patrick is killed in a work accident. Irene, their imaginative and tough mother, seems at first able to cope. But suddenly she billets her daughters with a childless couple and disappears, only communicating by letter. When the letters cease, Maggie embarks on a quest, while Jenny finds herself trapped by circumstance, in this yearning and beautifully articulate work.
Shelter has a new cover for the paperback edition in the UK, coming out in September, 2013. http://www.littlebrown.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781844087860
Der Duft des Regens, the German edition of Shelter, has been nominated by readers for best book of 2012 on the German website Lovely Books. To vote for Shelter, go here: http://www.lovelybooks.de/leserpreis/2012/Romantik-Liebe-Gef%C3%BChl/