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After taking Canada by storm, this book club favorite is finally making it’s way to American readers. Some of the highlights since it’s publication by Penguin Canada in 2014 follow:
The Globe and Mail Bestseller – CBC Books Bestseller – Shortlist, First Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, Non-Fiction 2015 – Winner, RBC Charles Taylor Prize, Literary Non-Fiction!
“Generous and heartfelt, Johnson’s book offers an intimate look at family and especially mother-daughter connections. It is an uplifting affirmation of human relationships and the cycle of life itself.” – Kirkus Reviews
“They Left Us Everything is a memoir for baby boomers facing and overcoming the challenges of elderly parents and searching for the fragments of their own childhoods that shaped the adults they became.” – The Waterloo Region Record
“Each word of They Left Us Everything is heartfelt and moving. We are privy to Johnson’s emotional journey to the point that it feels like she is part of our own family. Her story lingers inside, touching the soul, and thus Anne and Alex live on.”- Digital Journal
“Grief has no expiration date. It has no parameters. It can’t be exchanged or coerced. This heartfelt story of one person’s experience expressed honestly and candidly. In the end, she and her siblings learn one of life’s greatest lessons. Parents are people with their own dreams, ambitions, faults, and tragedies. When we stop seeing Mom as mother and we stop seeing ourselves as a wronged child, it is possible to love Plum as Plum and Anne as Anne. And with that knowledge a person regains compassion, understanding and the freedom to move on….” – An Itzey Bitzey Book Blog
Read It Forward named THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING one of their Best of July picks – “A difficult but beautiful read…”
Rights Sold: Penguin Random House Canada, Putnam US