Ann Copeland, a native of Connecticut, lived in Sackville, New Brunswick, for twenty-five years before moving to Salem, Oregon, in 1996. A popular fiction writing instructor at workshops in Canada, the US, and New Zealand, she is the author of The ABCs of Writing Fiction and six books of stories. The Golden Thread, linked stories about Sister Claire Delaney, was a finalist for a 1990 Governor General&146s Award; Another Christmas, first published in The Fiddlehead, is part of Strange Bodies on a Stranger Shore, the sequel to The Golden Thread.
edited by Sabine Campbell
Going down the road is part of the tradition of Atlantic Canada, but just as strong a tradition is coming back home for Christmas. When writers think of Christmas, home is on their minds, for better and for worse. Many of the stories in Home for Christmas relate to family, absent family or chosen families. A little sorrow, some ambivalence and …
Ann Copeland jumps over the convent wall with Season of Apples, a book of stories about ordinary people surprised by their own sudden growth. With their special brand of serious good humour, Copelands characters gently push readers towards their own self-knowledge. Men and women of all ages star in Season of Apples, and all find themselves at som …
In this sequel to The Golden Thread, Claire Delaney recalls her past and steers a tricky path among mid-life joys and responsibilities.
Nominated for the 1990 Governor Generals Award, The Golden Thread is a collection of linked stories that introduce readers to the memorable Sister Claire Delaney.