When the Path is not a Straight Line


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ISBN: 978-0-9685302-5-2 Paperback:  Pages Published: 2013 Dimensions: 23 × 15 cmWeight: 23 × 15 cm Tags: ,

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Ellen Burt’s writing is magic. It slides and dances into and around a woman’s life lived with an intense engagement with the non-human world. Here is language that is lyrical, powerful and engaging. This book reflects the wisdom of someone who has looked with a clear and intense gaze at life and has written perceptive tales of bears, boats, owls, natural disasters, ancient cedars and more. There is deep understanding, some of it hard won, in these stories.” -Luanne Armstrong


About the Author

Ellen Burt

Ellen Burt is a Kootenay author with two published books, When the Path is not a Straight Line (Maa Press, 2013), and What Forever Feels Like, a memoir of Johnsons Landing (Ellen Burt, 2018). She has spent most of her time at the north end of Kootenay Lake and currently lives in Nelson, B.C. She received an award for creative non-fiction from the Kootenay Literary Awards (2012). Ellen is a spoken word artist, active in the writing community. She is the recipient of the 2023 Richard Carver Award.

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