With honesty, love, and humour, in this moving memoir, Kelly S. Thompson explores her relationship with her older sister, Meghan. Tested by addiction, abuse, and illness, the sisters’ relationship crumbles, only to be rebuilt into an everlasting bond.
“Heroic and unforgettable.” Lindsay Wong, Writer’s Trust Award-Winning Memoirist
Kelly S. Thompson
Writer, Editor, Educator
Kelly S. Thompson is an award-winning writer of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She is author of national bestselling memoir, Girls Need Not Apply, which the Globe and Mail listed as one of the top 100 books of 2019. She has been long listed for the CBC nonfiction prize and is an MFA mentor at University of King’s College Creative Nonfiction program.
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Quill & Quire
She certainly knows how to set a scene: her dialogue is authentic and she is adept at deploying telling detail. . . . The author creates a feeling of immediacy and often uncomfortable intimacy.
Hamilton Arts & Letters
The point is that Thompson has chops, and shows the same care and skill with her prose that she does with her service weapon. This debut is important, timely, and indeed beautiful.
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Girls Need Not Apply on the Morning Show
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