D.M. Ditson's Wide Open (Coteau 2019) is a memoir about unravelling in the wake of a series sexual assaults that left her with post-traumatic stress disorder. The author confronts her past, her family, and her Evangelical upbringing as she fights to save her relationship and herself. Alison Pick, Man Booker nominated author of Far to Go and Strangers With The Same Dream says that “it will take you to the farthest reaches of what it means to be human." This memoir won the 2017 John V. Hicks prize, awarded by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, after which D. M. Ditson moved from Regina to Invermere, British Columbia. $24.95 9781550509663

[BCBW 2019]