“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.” –Toni Morrison
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” –Wallace Stevens
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”–L.M. Montgomery
Focusing on the joys of summer, The Summer Book features new creative non-fiction by twenty-four exceptional and award-winning British Columbian writers: warm and wonderful tales, meditations on nature, memories, humour and seasonal anticipations. The Summer Book – a refreshing collection readers can relax and dip into, anytime of year. A small positive treasure in this complex crazy century.
Contributions by Luanne Armstrong, Kate Braid, Brian Brett, Anne Cameron, Trevor Carolan, Claudia Cornwall, Daniela Elza, Carla Funk, Jane Hamilton, Eve Jospeh, Des Kennedy, Theresa Kishkan, Chelene Knight, Fiona Lam, Grant Lawrence, J.J. Lee, Sarah De Leeuw, Peter Levitt, Christine Lowther, Pearl Luke, Susan McCaslin, Briony Penn, D.C. Reid, and Harold Rhenisch. Drawings by Gary Sim, Peter Haase, and Briony Penn.
Mona Fertig is a poet, publisher, and book artist. She opened the Literary Storefront in Gastown in 1978 and has been deeply involved in BC's literary scene for 4 decades. Her many books include: The Unsettled, Sex Death & Travel, Labour of Love. She runs Mother Tongue Publishing on Salt Spring Island, BC.