Shelter (Random House, $29.95), by Frances Greenslade, is coming of age novel, set in Williams Lake and the Chilcotin, about two sisters in search of their mother. Greenslade teaches English at Okanagan College in Penticton. Her first book, a travel memoir, A Pilgrim In Ireland: A Quest for Home, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-Fiction. It was followed by a second memoir, By the Secret Ladder: A Mother's Initiation (2007), about her childbirthing experience. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC in 1992.

Greenslade was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, has since lived in Winnipeg, Regina, Vancouver and Chilliwack. She has a BA in English from the University of Winnipeg and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of British Columbia. Greenslade lives with her husband and son and teaches at Okanagan College.

BOOKS:

A Pilgrim In Ireland: A Quest for Home
By the Secret Ladder: A Mother's Initiation (Penguin 2007)
Shelter (Random House Canada 2011) 978-0-307-36031-1 $29.95

[BCBW 2011] "Women"