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“This memoir about a mother and daughter forging connections with the wilderness – and each other – is like going forest bathing: it will leave you feeling refreshed and restored, with a big smile on your face.”

– Marni Jackson, author of The Mother Zone

This One Wild Life – A Mother-Daughter Wilderness Memoir

Disillusioned with overly competitive organized sports and concerned about her lively daughter’s growing shyness, author and memoirist Angie Abdou takes on her next challenge: to hike a peak a week with Katie. They will bond in nature and discover together the glories of outdoor activity. What could go wrong? Well, among other things, it turns out that Angie loves hiking but Katie doesn’t.

About the Author

Angie Abdou is the author of five novels and a memoir of hockey parenting, Home Ice. Her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a CBC Canada Reads finalist and was awarded the 2011-12 MacEwan Book of the Year. Angie is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University. She lives in Fernie, B.C., with her family and two beloved but unruly dogs.  


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This event is co-organised by the University of Innsbruck’s Canadian Studies Centre and the Center for Inter-American Studies (represented by Ursula Moser and Eva-Maria Müller).


This conference is supported by the University of Innsbruck’s Canadian Studies Centre, the Center for Inter-American Studies and the City of Innsbruck.


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