Freehand Books is pleased to be bringing back to print the widely acclaimed first novel by the author of the Giller-shortlisted Good to a Fault, Marina Endicott. Open Arms is a contemporary quest story set in Saskatoon and featuring a protagonist whose spirit is as strong as her heart is broken. Seventeen-year-old Bessie Smith Connolly, the daughter of a rock-singer mother and absentee poet father, must navigate grief and betrayal, making her way through her exploded family and out into the world. Open Arms was a finalist for the 2002 Amazon-Books in Canada First Novel Award and broadcast on CBC Radio's Between the Covers.
Used availability for Marina Endicott's Open Arms
January 2004 : Canada Paperback
March 2001 : Canada Paperback