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Heart Berries
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Heart Berries
A Memoir
*Canada Reads 2019 Longlist*National Bestseller*New York Times Bestseller*Finalist for the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction*Finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary...
*Canada Reads 2019 Longlist*National Bestseller*New York Times Bestseller*Finalist for the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction*Finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary...
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  • *Canada Reads 2019 Longlist
    *National Bestseller

    *New York Times Bestseller
    *Finalist for the 2018 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
    *Finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Awards
    *Longlisted for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize
    *Winner of the Blue Metropolis First Peoples Prize
    *Winner of the Spalding Prize for the Promotion of Peace and Justice in Literature
    *Winner of the 2019 Whiting Award for Nonfiction
    *Shortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize
    *A New York Times Editor's Choice
    *A Globe and Mail Best Book of 2018
    *A CBC Best Book of 2018
    *A Toronto Star Best Book of 2018
    *A Walrus Best Book of 2018
    *An NPR Best Book of 2018
    *A Chatelaine Best Book of 2018
    *A Bustle Best Book of 2018
    *A GQ Best Book of 2018
    *A Thrillist Best Book of 2018
    *A Book Riot Best Book of 2018
    *An Electric Lit Best Book of 2018
    *An Entropy Best Book of 2018
    *A Hill Times Best Book of 2018
    *A BookPage Best Book of 2018
    *A Library Journal Best Book of 2018
    *A Goodreads Best Book of 2018
    *A New York Public Library Best Book of 2018
    *Named one of the most anticipated books of 2018 by: Chatelaine, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Huffington Post, B*tch, NYLON, BuzzFeed, Bustle, The Rumpus and Goodreads
    *Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for March/April 2018


    Guileless and refreshingly honest, Terese Mailhot's debut memoir chronicles her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation.

    Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II, Terese Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father—an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist—who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.

    Mailhot "trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain and what we can bring ourselves to accept." Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people and to her place in the world.

About the Author-

  • TERESE MAILHOT graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an MFA in fiction and is the Saturday Editor at The Rumpus and a columnist for Indian Country Today(where her work has been recognized by the Native American Journalists Association). Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Carve Magazine, The Offing, The Toast, Yellow Medicine Review and elsewhere. The recipient of several fellowships—SWAIA Discovery Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Writing by Writers Fellowship, and the Elk Writer's Workshop Fellowship—she was recently named the Tecumseh Post Doctoral Fellow at Purdue University.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Rainy Fields narrates this deeply original memoir in solemn tones that suit the work. Mailhot traces her personal journey coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia and her development as a writer. Presenting herself at times as "ruined"--and "ruining"--she radiates a vulnerability that Fields's deft narration captures. Mailhot's questions and answers at the audiobook's end are especially enlightening; listeners may want to listen once through, then loop back a second time to fully absorb her intimate honesty, and to fully engage with the sometimes nonlinear and frequently lyrical nature of the writing. Mailhot wrote some passages initially as fiction, but says they're now "bound together and retold as truth." Fields steadily, surely makes that truth available to listeners. J.C.G. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine

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