Christy Ann Conlin was born and raised in Nova Scotia. Her debut novel, Heave, was a national bestseller and one of the Globe and Mail's top books of 2002. Her second novel, Listening For the Island, will be published in 2007. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Best Canadian Stories 2004. She has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of British Columbia where she wrote and studied fiction, stage and screenplay writing. She also holds a Bachelor of Education from Acadia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Ottawa.
Christy Ann has also worked as storytelling apprentice in Northern Ireland. She is currently working on a memoir/travelogue as well as collaborating on a collection of ghost and shipwreck stories for children with her brother, Dan Conlin, a historian at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. She is also a regular book reviewer for the Globe and Mail. Christy Ann lives in Halifax and the Annapolis Valley.
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Good Mothers Don't (2020)
"Laura Best's remarkable talent radiates from every page of this novel, the story of Elizabeth and her journey to reclaim herself and her family after a long sickness. This is a riveting exploration of mental illness and the devastation it brings to the lives of women, children and the poor. Told through a chorus of voices, Best weaves a hypnotically beautiful and intimate narrative, capturing the anguish and joy in the everyday, and the otherworldly. An unlikely page turner replete with hushed surprises, unexpected crescendos, endless love and boundless vitality."
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