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Parting Gifts

Notes on Loss, Love and Life

by (author) Anne Hines

McArthur & Company
Initial publish date
Oct 2009
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    Oct 2009
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Anne Hines launches readers on an unpredictable, sometimes hilarious, often touching exploration into the nature of loss in our lives and the unexpected gifts that come to us as a result. Drawing on the wisdom of scholars and sages as well as her own reflections, Hines takes us through the twists and turns presented by her own life, told with stark and honest candor. Through divorce, depression, fears brought on by ageing, and even the event of losing a son (who became a daughter), Hines assures us that lie always has a brighter side and that with every loss in life, something real and remarkable is there to be gained, no matter what kind of loss we may encounter.

About the author

Once described as “Canada’s answer to Erma Bombeck,” Anne Hines began her writing career as the humour/lifestyle columnist for Canadian Living magazine and is now a contributing editor at Chatelaine where her humourous articles on everyday life appear regularly. She has published two novels; Fishing Up The Moon (Pedlar Press, 1998) and The Spiral Garden (McArthur & Co, 2005), and a collection of nonfiction humour, A Year In HineSight (McArthur & Co, 2002). Anne is currently working on her third novel, based on the Biblical “Song of Solomon.” She is also enrolled part-time in a Masters of Theology degree program at University of Toronto; her goal being “to graduate while there is still religion.” Anne lives in Toronto with her family.

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