Frances Greenslade's latest novel, Shelter, is 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 didn't come 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.
The longing for a lost mother has rarely been expressed so soulfully.
Bobbie Ann Mason, author of The Girl in the Blue Beret
Greenslade's gorgeous landscapes and loving attention to her characters make this journey through loss and survival unforgettable.
Eden Robinson, author of Son of a Trickster