BLUE RUNAWAYS by Jann Everard


From award-winning writer Jann Everard, a debut short story collection about love and loss.
Blue Runaways

Some of the women in Blue Runaways are grieving. Some are looking
for a second chance. All are at a turning point. From Iceland to Bali,
from the comfortable houses of Canada’s cities to its wild and expansive
backcountry, the characters in this collection face the most human of
fears: that dear ones die, love is a risk, and no promise is certain.
As diverse in situation as it is controlled in theme, this collection serves
as a multifaceted exploration of loss, love, and what it takes to move
on. With a keen eye for landscape and an uncanny knack for inhabiting
hearts and minds, Everard ventures into her character’s darkest days. By
confronting the sorrow of being alive, Blue Runaways reveals the joy of
knowing we are not alone.

“… Prose that’s vivid, precise, and quite beautiful… stories that are at
their beating heart mysterious and profoundly satisfying.”
— Rachel Cantor (Half-Life of a Stolen Sister; Good on Paper)
“… a thought-provoking and bittersweet collection.”
— Kathy Page (Paradise and Elsewhere; Dear Evelyn)
“Everard has a painter’s eye for landscapes — both foreign and familiar
— and a storyteller’s skill in communicating how the natural world
shapes our humanity. Read [these stories] slowly, and savour them.”
— Carleigh Baker (Bad Endings)
About the author and where to buy it:
Jann Everard

Jann Everard was winner of The Malahat Review’s 2018 Open Season
Award for Fiction. Her fiction has been published in many leading
Canadian journals including The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, Grain, Room,
The New Quarterly, Humber Literary Review, EVENT, The Dalhousie
Review, The Antigonish Review
, and Coming Attractions 15. A long-time
resident of Toronto, she now lives on Vancouver Island.  Photo credit to: Milena Paige.

Where to buy it:
The book will be officially released on March 12th. It’s available now for pre-order from major bookstores (Indigo, Coles) and many independent bookstores.
It’s also available from Amazon, but I’d like to send people to local stores. People can find local stores using this link:

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