“He came over that night for a coffee.” • This is a quiet, heavy and heartbrea…

“He came over that night for a coffee.” ❤️

This is a quiet, heavy and heartbreaking multigenerational story of a Métis family. At the center of the story is a crime that impacts the members of this First Nations family of mostly women. It’s told through multiple perspectives and from those stories we get a more robust understanding of how this crime impacts so many and how each person’s past and history also contributes to how they react to this situation. It reminded me a lot of Tommy Orange’s There, There but I definitely connected more to the stories of this book, perhaps coming from mostly a female perspective. It’s not an easy read in terms of content but there was a sense of resilience that stayed with me. This was the November pick hosted by readwithtoni and it’s definitely a great book to discuss- lots to unpack !



6 thoughts on ““He came over that night for a coffee.” • This is a quiet, heavy and heartbrea…”

  1. This has been on my TBR for 2 years! While browsing a new bookstore, I asked a bookseller for their personal suggestion and they picked this.

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