West of Wawa by Lisa de Nikolits

Chatelaine editor's pick: Canada's true north provides salvation for an Aussie woman on the run

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Pill-popping, wisecracking Benny may be only 29, but she’s on the run from a failed marriage, ruined art career, unhealthy food — pretty much life in general — and seeking salvation on a cross-Canada bus journey. And the true north strong and free might just have some hope in store for this Aussie wanderer.

West of Wawa, Lisa de Nikolits, $23.

— L.G.