A Portrait of Halifax in Jaime Burnet’s Crocuses Hatch from Snow

Jamie Burnett’s debut novel Crocuses Hatch from Snow reads like a love story to the North End and those who call it home. “The easiest place to start is by writing a fictional version of yourself. Write what you know.”

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ā€˜A Mind Spread Out on the Groundā€™ tells of trauma, resilience in ReconciliationĀ© Canada

Elliott recounts their turbulent relationship – her motherā€™s struggle with bipolar disorder, her fatherā€™s struggle with racism and the history of colonialism in North America – in a debut that cuts to the core of what it means to call yourself Canadian in the twenty-first century.

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