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published: March 2017
ISBN:9781772600346
publisher: Second Story Press

Gone to Pot

by Jennifer Craig

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humorous, contemporary women, small town & rural
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list price: $19.95
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category: Fiction
published: March 2017
ISBN:9781772600346
publisher: Second Story Press
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After losing her job and learning she might also lose her house because of a bad investment, Jess, a fiercely independent and hilariously wry BC grandma, resorts to growing pot in her basement to make ends meet. She then has to juggle her public life as a grandmother and member of the town’s senior women’s group – The Company of Crones – with her secret life as a pot grower. The unusual characters she meets along the way include Swan, the enigmatic young woman who introduces her to the grower’s world, and Marcus, the socially awkward “gardener” who shows her the tricks of the trade. Both of her new young friends are more than they appear, and Jess’ adventures in pot growing break down barriers in both her old and new circles. The delightful outcome of an almost legitimate business leaves Jess and her associates flushed with success.

About the Author
Jennifer Craig was a nurse in the UK and immigrated to Canada in the 1960s. During her midlife crisis she earned a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a Master's in education, and a Ph.D. in medical education. She was on the Faculty of Medicine at UBC for ten years as an educational consultant. Her memoir Yes Sister, No Sister: My Life as a Trainee Nurse in 1950s Yorkshire sold more than 160,000 copies in the UK. She lives in Nelson, British Columbia.
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Awards
  • Short-listed, Evergreen Award
  • Winner, Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour
  • Commended, Loanstar March 2017 Adult Top 10 Pick
Editorial Reviews

[Jennifer Craig] has crafted an entertaining story set in British Columbia, where she hails from, that is reminiscent of the cozy mysteries of Lilian Jackson Braun. With the same engaging prose and mastery of the allure of everyday life, Craig weaves a tale featuring quirky characters and a lovable heroine.

— Booklist

Gone to Pot is an entertaining read, thanks largely to Craig’s dynamic writing style. Characters all differ greatly from each other in age and disposition, but dialogue is well parsed and believable, Craig making the seamless transition between voices look easy....  A great read for any age, reminding us that the elderly can be vibrant, active, and involved.

— Foreword Reviews

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