Sensitive but unsentimental, this novel about a Canadian military family in the period between Expo 67 and the assassination of Pierre LaPorte in 1970, is a totally realistic story of the small everyday triumphs and occasional not-so-small tragedies that make up daily life. Colette Maitland received warm praise for her first book, a collection of short stories; Riel Street is her first novel, and her first book with Frontenac House.
COLETTE MAITLAND has published in The Antigonish Review, Pottersfield Portfolio, Descant, Room of One’s Own, The Nashwaak Review, Wascana Review, The Prairie Journal, Freefall, The Puritan, The Fiddlehead, Event, and frequently in The New Quarterly. She placed first in The Kingston Literary Awards, The WFNB Literary Competition, and The CAA Niagara Branch “Ten Stories High” Short Story Competition. She was a finalist for the Writers’ Union of Canada Postcard Story Contest; her story “Keeping the Peace” appeared in Best Canadian Stories 11. Keeping the Peace, a collection of short stories published by Biblioasis, was long-listed for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She lives in Gananoque, ON with her husband, Al Maitland.