THE DEFENDER: Beth Crawley
Beth has just recently completed her Masters in Library Science at Western University in London, Ontario, and prior to that completed a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Education from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.
Beth loves working with children, reading, camping, and, finally, spending time with her family and friends.
THE BOOK: Unless by Carol Shields
Reta Winters has many reasons to be happy. Then in the spring of her forty-fourth year, all the quiet satisfactions of her well-lived life disappear in a moment: her eldest daughter Norah suddenly runs from the family and ends up mute and begging on a Toronto street corner with a hand-lettered sign reading GOODNESS around her neck.
Piercing and sad, astute and evocative, full of tenderness and laughter,Unless will stand with The Stone Diaries in the canon of Carol Shields’s fiction.