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

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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.