HarperCollins Canada has reissued Where the Air Is Sweet with a brand new cover.

This version will be released March 20, 2018. It is a bit more compact, a bit cheaper and very inviting, I think. I loved the original cover but this one has an entirely different feel.

One is cool and one is warm. And since my personality is quite variable (particularly when I read), I love having this choice.

I hope you do, too.

In addition, over the past few years a number of readers have asked me to include a family tree to help them keep track of the characters. And in the new edition we have done so.


I did an interview on CBC Radio’s Out in the Open that aired on Sunday.

The episode focused on unintended consequences. You can listen to Piya Chattopadhyay interviewing me here.

I talked with Piya about the year my husband Craig, our young daughters and I spent living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I tried to articulate why we did it, what we hoped would happen and what actually happened.

You can read about that trip in a short piece I wrote for Chatelaine.


Lily on Craig’s company plane in South Africa.

You will be able to read the book length version of that Chatelaine article soon. I’m working on the latest draft right now.


Published in 2017 by Nuova Editrice Berti and translated by Francesca Cosi and Alessandra Repossi.

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