Algoma by Dani Couture

Chatelaine editor's pick: Dani Couture's debut novel brilliantly captures grief's many forms and with it, hope



As a young mother struggles to cope with the drowning of one of her twin sons and the increasing distance between herself and her husband, her remaining son insists his twin will return and leave notes for him wherever there is water. In her debut novel, Dani Couture captures the starkness of northern Quebec life, grief’s many forms and the idea that even in the midst of sorrow and upheaval there can be hope.

Algoma, Dani Couture, $20.

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