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Sharon Butala

Sharon Butala is the author of nineteen books of fiction and nonfiction, numerous essays and articles, some poetry and five produced plays. She published her first novel in 1984, Country Of The Heart, which was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, followed closely by a collection of short stories, Queen of the Headaches. She was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught English in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. She eventually returned to Saskatoon, before moving near Eastend, Saskatchewan, to live on her husband, Peter Butala’s ranch. Sharon’s books have been on the Canadian bestseller lists, including her memoir, The Perfection Of The Morning, which reached #1 in July 1994 and remained on the list for over a year. Most recently, Wild Rose was also on the bestseller lists. Sharon has read all over Canada and in the United States as well as in Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. She has been a guest at nearly every literary festival in Canada and some US festivals, as well as teaching literally dozens of writing workshops. Sharon has been a guest at the “Geography of Hope” conference on Wallace Stegner, at Point Reyes Station, California. She has also been a guest speaker at Speak to the Wild: a multi-disciplinary gathering dedicated to the politics and poetics of wilderness, at Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC. She is also in demand as a lecturer, having spoken recently at the Edmonton Jung Forum, the Banff Centre for the Arts Book Discussion Weekend, the “Books ‘n’ Brunch” series in Toronto, the UBC and Hollyhock’s “Summer Speakers’ Series” in Vancouver, the Vancouver Institute, and was a keynote speaker at the narratology conference at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, among other engagements. Sharon has also been a keynote speaker at the International Grasslands conference and delivered the inaugural annual lecture at University of Saskatchewan Creative Writing program.

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Babette

Babette

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Broadway Shoes

Broadway Shoes

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Dark Of The Moon

Dark Of The Moon

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Discord

Discord

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Domestici

Domestici

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Gabriel

Gabriel

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Garden Of Eden

Garden Of Eden

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Gravity

Gravity

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Healer Of The Earth

Healer Of The Earth

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Justice

Justice

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Keeping House

Keeping House

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Light

Light

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Lilac Moon

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Mermaid In The Watery Deep

Mermaid In The Watery Deep

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Night Class

Night Class

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism

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Random Acts

Random Acts

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Real Life

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Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

Uncommon Views
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Sorrow

Sorrow

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The Metric System

The Metric System

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The Prize

The Prize

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The Thief Of Souls

The Thief Of Souls

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The Vision Of The Hohokam

The Vision Of The Hohokam

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What The Voices Say

What The Voices Say

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Where I Live Now

Where I Live Now

A Journey through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope
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Wild Rose

Wild Rose

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Winterkill

Winterkill

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The Cypress Hills

An Island by Itself
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Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

Tales of the Disappearing Grain Elevators
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