I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree
Illustrator: Nathalie Dion
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Where do we find hope in dark times? What do we do with the uncertainties of life?
Inspired by the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and the wisdom of Rebecca Solnit's writing about hope, I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree explores how life can feel unpredictable, confusing, and even scary. But hope is not a state of being, hope is an action, and where better to find the perfect metaphor than in nature. Beautifully illustrated by Nathalie Dion, I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree is published by Groundwood Books.
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A Globe and Mail and Toronto Star bestseller!
Jean's debut adult novel is an affecting story of family, identity, and art that involves a decades-old mystery. Vividly drawn, Lake Superior is almost a character in itself, changeable yet constant, its shores providing both safety and isolation. For more, click here
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"This is a perfect hammock read for those who love the Bronte sisters and Jodie Picoult in equal measure." - Publisher's Weekly
"A haunting tale of nostalgia and lost chances that is full of last-minute surprises." - Kirkus
Short-listed for the 2018 HWA Debut Crown
Winner 2018 Northern Lit Award - Fiction
A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Selection
IN HONOUR OF
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2021
Dear Wonder Woman
I share the dream that haunts you,
woven with threads
collected by our mothers and grandmothers,
stitched into garments
that drape us with the power
We wrap ourselves in its embrace,
unaware that stones
have been left in the pockets
that we were never meant
Read the full poem.
A Meditation on Hope
How do we move forward in the face of the unknown and unknowable? How do we talk to children about hope? Jean E. Pendziwol reads from her upcoming picture book I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree, illustrated by Nathalie Dion and published by Groundwood Books, August 2020.
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