Book of the week: Bad Endings

Bad Endings
Carleigh Baker

9781772140767 | $18.00 CAD
PB | 168 pp. | Available Now
Anvil Press Publishers, distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada

Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award

Finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize

Not all stories end perfectly, and not all revelations are good ones. Carleigh Baker tackles these less-than-pretty moments in her collection of short stories, Bad Endings. Contrary to what the title may imply, this isn’t a book of exclusively tragic tales; Baker inserts wit and light into tough situations, much like we try to do in real life. She also weaves nature into her narratives, showing a deep connection to her surroundings and making these stories, based in British Columbia where Baker currently lives, accessible to all.

The jury for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize called Bad Endings, “a skillfully woven tapestry of stories.” Baker dives unabashedly into her characters’ problems, making this a very honest, unapologetically human read.

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