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Esther Paul

Read about author Esther Paul's published books.



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Welcome

 

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I am happy to introduce to you my latest book, Mending Fences, is a new edition published by Borealis Press 2012.

 

Mending Fences is a collection of short fictional stories, four of them award-winning, about relationships between ordinary people. Read more on the Mending Fences page.

 

 

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My first book is a memoir of my early years and published under the title A Railway Kid: Stories of a Prairie Childhood in the Great Depression (Borealis Press, 2004).

 

This book is a memoir about a girl growing up in Minnedosa – a small railway town in Manitoba, in the era of steam trains. It was originally written for the author’s grandsons, to tell them about life in a very different time: the 1930's, an era far removed from today’s fast-paced technological world. Read more on A Railway Kid page.

 

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My second published book, In Spite of All That, is a new edition published by Borealis Press 2012.

 

This is a novel about a twentieth-century woman's journey though adult life to late middle age. This is the story of a twentieth-century woman's journey though adult life to late middle age. It is a complex and compelling portrait of a deeply sensitive person and the culture in which she lived. Read more on In Spite of All That page.


 

About me:

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I was born and raised in Minnedosa, a small railroad town in Manitoba in the 1930's. I have been a Registered Nurse, wife, widow, mother and grandmother, artist, art teacher, counsellor, salesperson, entrepreneur, and community activist. In my mid-fifties I received a master’s degree in Pastoral Counselling and worked as a psychotherapist/counsellor with a mental health agency and in private practice for 12 years until my retirement in 1998. I then began to seriously study and practice writing poetry, fiction, newspaper columns, and my memoirs.

I live in Kanata, Ontario, and have been recently widowed from my second husband, Gerald (Jerry) Clark.

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