This creative non-fiction travel memoir is a departure of sorts for mystery writer Janice MacDonald, featuring two amazing trips across Canada. The first was in 1967, with her mother, to commemorate the Centennial. The second she and her husband took fifty years later, to see what it was about that voyage that made her who she is today, and whether or not the country she loves looked more or less the same.
“Part meditation and part travel memoir, Confederation Drive is a wholly charming cross-country adventure that explores themes of connection. As might be expected from one of Edmonton’s foremost detective writers, Janice MacDonald also seeks to unravel the mystery of how a childhood road trip in honour of Expo ‘67 shaped her identity. With musings on motherhood, culture and politics and a requisite number of traffic mishaps and lobster dinners, MacDonald brings back the great Canadian road trip in time for Canada’s biggest birthday yet.” - Ali Bryan, author of Roost
—Ali Bryan, author of Roost
We launch at 7 pm on May 4, 2017 in Edmonton, at the wonderful Audreys Books, and the book will be available in Chapters/Indigo stores across the country, as well as online. Monto Books/Wufniks Press, Edmonton