Coming October 2023 from Groundwood Books!
Join me skating on the wild ice of Lake Superior!
Two children wake up to hear the lake singing, and venture out into the cold, carrying their skates. On the snow-covered shore, they spot tracks made by fox, deer, hare, mink, otter … and even a wolf! In the bay, the ice is thick and smooth. They lace up their skates, step onto the ice, stroking and gliding, and the great lake sings again.
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Escape to a remote island on Lake Superior
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
Listen to an excerpt from the audio book version.
"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
Globe and Mail bestseller
Short-listed for the 2018 HWA Debut Crown
Winner 2018 Northern Lit Award - Fiction
BBC Radio 2 Book Club Selection
Join me at TIFA Kids on October 1st!
I'll be sharing some frosty frozen fun on the TIFA kids stage October 1. We'll be exploring the sights and sounds of a frozen inland sea and making a fun craft. For more information, click here.
What's almost as much fun as baking bread? Talking about it!
Join me and Cristina Quintero at TIFA for a conversation about ALL THINGS BREAD! We'll be chatting on October 1st at 11:00 am in the Main Loft. More details and be found here.
Be sure to check out some of my blog posts about bread, including delicious recipes for sourdough, hamburger buns, aish baladi and more.
Interested in having Jean E. Pendziwol visit your class? Contact for more information about workshops and readings tailored to suit the needs of your students. Contact jpendziwol[at]gmail[dot][com]