WAM dEC 1-2 Lisa Moore
Lisa Moores dazzling, insightful novel February has gotten a lot of praise since it was published in 2009. Now it’s about to get a whole lot more as the Atlantic Canada finalist in the Canad Reads Turf Wars. February is a beautifully told story centring around Helen O’Mara, mother of three, pregnant on her fourth. Then a tragedy rips asunder her dream, as she loses the love of her life, Cal, and tries to forge ahead and find meaning in life without him. That February thirty years ago, the sinking of the Ocean Ranger an event that’s left a gaping gash in our collective souls even now. Lisa Moore was in Toronto and when I reached her had just gotten the news that she’s a finalist in Canada Reads.