Thursday, September 8, 2016

Five Roses Book Club Resource

For those of you who belong to book clubs and are considering discussing Five Roses, the lovely team at Dundurn Press have made a resource package, including a map (!) highlighting where events in the novel take place.  Here's the link:

And also, for the fun of it, here are a few pictures and sketches of the neighbourhoods described in the novel. I took the photos. Sketches courtesy of Robert Aubé. I see the photos as factual documentation but the sketches strike me as being more quintessentially true. Whatever truth is.


  1. I was squinting, looking for the kitchen chair outside the depanneur... (:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful... both the pics and (!!) the 'sketches'.

  2. Hi Alice! The link is not the correct link, I don't think.

  3. Hi Alice, Rob Clutton gave me your blog link. Great blog! This is how a blog should be; fun, creative, lots of local info and it even looks good. I am jealous. My blog has slowed down to just being a place to repost my monthly newsletter. I blame social media. I guess I could make a choice. Hope you are both well. -tim posgate

    1. Thanks, Tim! I enjoy keeping a blog--and especially hearing that people are reading it, so I appreciate that you tell me. The blog started as an exercise of writing in first person which I don't do in fiction. As just myself, not a character. I don't know if that would work for you. It sounds a bit like dissociative identity disorder. Maybe it is?
      I hope you are all keeping well.