- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Prelude Books (Oct. 30 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0986560022
- ISBN-13: 978-0986560026
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #331,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Free Love Paperback – Large Print, Oct 30 2015
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About the Author
Annelies Pool stumbled into a writing career when she made a stop in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada, in January 1979, during a cross-Canada hitchhiking journey. She had all her worldly possessions in a knapsack on my back, was broke and in need of a job. This materialized as soon as the publisher of a community weekly newspaper, the Hay River Tapwe found out she could type — all the qualifications necessary to be a reporter. She fell in love with writing about the North and never quite made it back to the road. She moved to Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, grew up, got married and settled in an off-grid cabin, about 30 km outside of town, at Prelude Lake where she lived with her husband and her dogs for 22 years. She became well known as a northern journalist and freelance writer, serving as editor for a number of publications and publishing in more than 30 periodicals and anthologies. In 2010, Annelies published a collection of humorous personal stories, based on her off-grid life in her first book iceberg tea. Her first novel Free Love came out in 2015. Today, Annelies has put the off-grid life behind her and lives in Yellowknife with her husband, Bill, and her dog Princess.
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This is an enjoyable read and if you're interested in Yellowknife or in the recovery process then you will enjoy this book
Hollywood has done to death the “group confession from a circle of hard chairs in a church basement” scene but this story of alcoholism contains a depth that shows the reader a bit of the open sore that alcoholics hope will heal on its own, but doesn’t.
The main character, Marissa, presents a realistic picture of the recovery newbie. Annelies Pool doesn’t downplay Marissa’s bottom, the low point of her drinking that inspires her to quit drinking. Nor is Annelies tempted to turn Marissa’s recovery into a breathless account, like some society bimbo’s twelfth trip to rehab. Instead, Free Love portrays a small town intimacy where people remember and care about each other. Marissa is a credible character who moves among other credible characters.
Annelies Pool is a talented novelist and I enjoyed this book a great deal. Bravo!
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