“We think we tell stories, but stories often tell us, tell us to love or to hate, to see or to be blind. Often, too often, stories saddle us, ride us, whip us onward, tell us what to do, and we do it–without questioning. The task of learning to be free requires learning to hear them, to question them, to pause and hear silence, to name them, and then to become the storyteller.”
Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby

Carol is the author of five critically-acclaimed books: two short fiction collections and three novels. Her first novel, Purple for Sky, won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. Her most recent novel, Glass Voices, was published to rave reviews in 2007 and has become a book club favourite. Her reviews, stories and articles have appeared in various Canadian newspapers and literary journals. A mother of three sons, she lives with her husband in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she teaches writing at NSCAD University.

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