cover of Piece by Piece edited by Teresa Toten

Snapshots From The Fringes

Contribution in anthology: Piece By Piece – Stories About Fitting Into Canada
Edited by Teresa Toten
Penguin Canada Spring 2010
Hardback: $20.00
ISBN: 9780670068494
Ages 12 +


“ ‘Immigrants,’ writes editor Teresa Toten... ‘are so often hyper-aware, hyper-alert to their surroundings...searching for the unwritten social rules, the clues to belonging.’ The 14 selections here bear out Toten’s thesis....The reader satisfaction award surely goes to Rachna Gilmore. As a girl in 1960’s Bombay, Gilmore got hooked on Anne of Green Gables (though she assumed the island setting was entirely fictional.) She eventually moved to P.E.I. and married an islander. Her sense of paradise found eventually wore off, of course, and it is this process that lends her story its deep humanity and poignancy.”

Quill & Quire, March 2010