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Praise for Fierce:

"Holborn's double high-wire act leaps effortlessly between funny and tragic...(her)visuals are cinematic..."--Jim Bartley, The Globe and Mail

"...as strong a first collection as we have any right to hope (for)."--Robert Wiersema, The Edmonton Journal

"The best stories may be short, but never small; in fact, the ones that move us most deeply embody whole worlds. Such is true of the tough tales in Fierce, the debut collection by British Columbia's Hannah Holborn...The sassy grit of her characters and their tenacious humour - wry, raw, even twisted - get them through. Now and then, naked emotion pierces through their stubborn wit, like a shard of glass."--Ami Sands Brodoff, The Montreal Gazette

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Description: An excerpt from River Rising, the novella in my short story collection Fierce to be published by McClelland & Stewart in 2009.
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Gumbowriters You website seems to be good

message 11: by Sandra

Sandra Thank you for adding me as a friend. I'm in Ontario. When you're sending out ARCs of your book, please keep me in mind. I have a lit blog here and enjoy promoting Canadian lit:


I notice you've just added several of Helen Humphreys' books to your shelf. I wrote a review of her latest novel, "Coventry" on my lit blog on August 22, the day it was released. It's exeptionally good.

message 10: by Liz

Liz Hello, Hannah,

I live just south of you! I'm in the Skagit Valley, about 60 miles south of the border, just off I-5.

Congratulations on your new book. And congratulations on your life of giving and nurturing, too. I'll look for updates from you on Goodreads.

Thanks for the invitation to be your friend on Goodreads.

Liz Adair
Author of
The Spider Latham Mystery Series
Mist of Quarry Harbor
Lucy Shook's Letters from Afghanistan (editor)
Counting the Cost (Out in November 08)

message 9: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Hannah!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.



Lee Silver
"Romance With a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller

Bradley Thank you for the honour of allowing me to be your friend. =)

Rosemary Thank you for adding me. FIERCE sounds marvelous--such an intersting and imaginative collection! Next spring will be a very special time for you.

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* hi! thanx for the add! :D

Good luck with your book FIERCE, Hannah.

Roos Hi Hannah,
Thank you for add me in your friendlist. Glad to know you in Goodreads. Have a nice writing and reading, Hannah!


Masperdika thxu for add me....
I'm very happy for this....

thxu for all....
nice to meet u..

Jessica Hi Hannah:
Where in Canada do you live? I don't live there but am often in the Maritimes in the summer...

Suzanne Hi, Hannah. I'm looking forward to reading your book! You should be getting your copy of Love You to Pieces any day now!!

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