Book details

Publication date: August 2018
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: Canadian Literature / Essays
Subject(s): LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays, Canadian Literature / Essays, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian, Anthologies: general, Canadian Literature / Essays
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
Rona Altrows is author of At This Juncture, A Run on Hose, Key in Lock, and The River Throws a Tantrum. With Naomi K. Lewis, she co-edited Shy: An Anthology. Julie Sedivy is the co-author of Sold on Language and has written for Nautilus, Discover, Scientific American, Politico, Swerve, and others. They both live and work in Calgary.

"A great deal of our lives is spent waiting. As humans we wait for public transit and for food at restaurants and food courts... And we wait for longer, more existential things: the birth of a baby, the progression of an illness, the arrival or departure of a friend or family member, acceptance or rejection of a job opportunity, love. In this edited anthology, a broad array of writers...examine various aspects of why and how we wait."

Quill & Quire

# 2 on Calgary Herald's Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, October 6, 2018

Calgary Herald

# 9 on Calgary Herald's Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, October 13, 2018

Calgary Herald

# 2 on Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, October 19, 2018

"Each of these thirty-two essays is powerful, distinctive, authentic.... I closed this book feeling that I’d been on thirty-two life journeys.... Waiting is not just filling blank time. It is also about courage and love." [Full review at]

Elizabeth Greene, Ottawa Review of Books

"I would buy this book based on the contributor list alone. The essays are well balanced—short mixed in with long, very well-established writers mixed in with new ones, a variety of approaches and styles, and surprising interpretations of the waiting theme mixed in with more expected explorations. Waiting is as strong a collection as I have read."

Angie Abdou, author of Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom

INDIE Book of the Year Awards (Anthologies) | Foreword Reviews, United States
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