Shelter by Frances Greenslade

Chatelaine editor's pick: Set in a remote area of B.C. in the 1970s, two sisters set out to try to find their mother and repair their broken family


Born worrier Maggie and her carefree sister Jenny are determined to find their runaway mother after she abandons them to a neglectful couple in remote Williams Lake, B.C. This coming-of-age tale set in the 1970s is relatable to anyone struggling to understand a fractured family.

Shelter, Frances Greenslade, $30.

— B.M.

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