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About Amy Jones
Amy Jones’ bestselling first novel, We’re All in This Together, won the Northern Lit Award, was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire. Her second novel, Every Little Piece of Me, was named a Best Book of Summer by the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and NOW Magazine. Her story collection, What Boys Like, won the Metcalf-Rooke Award. Her fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Stories. Originally from Halifax, she now lives in Hamilton.
Pebble & Dove (2023)
Lauren is anxious to escape a mountain of debt when she runs with her teenage daughter, Dove, to her late mother’s rundown trailer in Florida. As she untangles the truth about her estranged mother, a world-famous photographer, Dove is led by a mysterious photograph to an abandoned aquarium and to Pebble, a former star attraction and the world’s oldest manatee in captivity. Darkly funny and sharply observed, Pebble & Dove is a novel about the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters, and learning what’s worth saving and what needs to be let go.
Matthew Stepanic is a queer writer who lives and works on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton. He is a co-author of Project Compass and the author of Relying on that Body. His work has appeared in Queer Little Nightmares, CV2,