Beach meets Green Grass, Running Water meets The
Beachcombers in this wise and funny novel by a debut Cree author
Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience
of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions.
Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to
Gibsons, BC. She is on something of a vision quest, seeking to understand the messages
from The Frugal
Gourmet(one of the only
television shows available on CBC North) that come to her in her dreams. She is also driven by the
leftover teenaged desire to meet Pat Johns, who played Jesse on The Beachcombers, because he is, as
she says, a working, healthy Indian man. Bernice heads for Molly’s Reach to find answers but they
are not the ones she expected.
With the arrival in Gibsons of her
Auntie Val and her cousin Skinny Freda, Bernice finds the strength to face the past and draw the
lessons from her dreams that she was never fully taught in life. Part road trip, dream quest and
travelogue, the novel touches on the universality of women's experience, regardless of culture or
Stevens is back with her most powerful, emotional thriller yet- a story of
survival and revenge. As much of a thriller as it is a deep exploration of the bonds
among sisters, THOSE GIRLS is an
unforgettable portrait of desperation, loyalty, and evil.
your copy today!
us a call and we'll have it signed for you! Call us at:
grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still lives on the island with her
husband and daughter. When she's not working on her next book, she's
camping and canoeing with her family in the local mountains. Her debut
novel, Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award
for Best First Novel.
Also by Chevy
Stevens: That Night, Never Knowing, Always Watching, Still
Simi's Book Club
Simi Sara Show
Listen to the Simi Sara Show every Monday to follow Simi's Book Club brought to you by Black Bond Books and CKNW!