Christy is the author of FATTY LEGS (Annick Press fall 2010) about her Inuit mother-in-law's unbreakable spirit while attending an arctic residential school. Half lit and half grit, Christy is a a former bareback bronc rider, infantry soldier, and survivalist. Now that motherhood has caught a hold of her, she spends her days on a farm in North Eastern, BC wrangling children and doing chores. Late at night (when she can hear her own voice) she manipulates these experiences, as she struggles to understand the journey.
When it comes to literature she loves anti- hereos and unhappy endings, especially when the author sets it up so that, as much as you hate it, there could be no other conclusion. Months after you've put the book back on the shelf, you find yourself still haunted by it. Think "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz", and "All Quiet on the Western Front"- that's her sort of thing. She worships at the alter of Proulx and Richler. But, don't worry, Gypsy gets to have a happy ending (sort of).
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Anything by Mordecai Richler- especially "Solomon Gursky was Here" and "Barney's Version"
"Log of a Cowboy" Andy Adams
"The Englishman's Boy" and "The last Crossing"- Guy Vanderhaeghe
"All Quiet on the Western Front"- Erich Maria Remarque
"The Things They Carried"- Tim O'Brien
"The Count of Monte Cristo"- Alexander Dumas
"Great Expectations" - Charles Dickens
"Wicked"- Gregory Maguire
"The Decameron"- Giovanni Boccaccio
"Kicking Tomorrow"- Daniel Richler
"Whale Music"- Paul Quarrington
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