Books by Therese

What You Take With You

Wildfire, Family and the Road Home

Cover of the book, Kill As You Go

An eye-witness account of the largest wildfire in Canadian history, the evacuation of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and what insurance companies call a “total loss” event. It’s also about the physical and emotional artifacts we carry with us in times of crisis and the meaning they attain, bringing past and present together to reintegrate our sense of self. It is also a rumination on marriage and the shared commitment to face what the future brings.

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Kill As You Go

Cover of the book, Kill As You Go

These are tales of Prohibition-era crime, small-town murder, and family betrayal. This is a Canada populated by backwoods kingpins, delusional dreamers, quirky neighbours, devilish delinquents, and unlikely villains. In lakeside villages, prairie farm communities, and oil-rich boomtowns of the Great White North, these stories echo through time from the 1800s to the new millennia, with a distinct Canadian flavour and delicate touches of darkness that hearken back to the great pulp writers.

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News

Kingston Launch May 30 for Wildfire Memoir by Wolfe Island Native

Book Examines the Physical and Emotional Artifacts We Carry With Us in Times of Crisis KINGSTON, Ont./ May 24, 2019 – A touching portrait of a childhood on Wolfe Island is the narrative cornerstone of a new memoir of the Fort McMurray Wildfire, released by The University of Alberta Press and author Therese Greenwood, and …

Crossover story wins Western Writers of America award for Fort McMurray author Therese Greenwood

FORT McMURRAY, Alta. / March 3, 2019 — Author Therese Greenwood has won a 2019 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for her crossover mystery story about a B-movie cowboy at the Calgary Stampede. Greenwood received Best Western Short Fiction recognition for “Buck’s Last Ride,” one of 14 stories in her 2018 collection …