Catherine Austen




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Catherine Austen

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I grew up in Kingston, Ontario. I studied political science at Queen's University and environmental studies at York before moving to the Ottawa area to work in the conservation movement. I now write freelance (reports as well as books) from my home in Quebec, where I live with my husband and two sons. I love wildlife, music, museums, and books and I'm grateful that my life is full of all of these.

I read all types of books but usually forget to review them. I'll only post about books I like here (hence the high average rating).


nocturneI can’t stop saying “crepuscular,” ever since I read this beautiful little book, Nocturne, by Traer Scott.


In this book of stunning animal portraits and accompanying factual blurbs,the author featuresa few critters that are neither diurnal (active in the daytime) nor nocturnal (active in the nighttime) but crepuscular (active at dusk and dawn).


What a word! Crepuscular. For me, itconjures images...

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Average rating: 3.70 · 1,149 ratings · 233 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
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Walking Backward
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Awesome poems about life on the wrong side of the tracks, many lost girls, missing girls, dead girls. There's danger in all her poems and she captures the feeling of being young, the freedom of it, before you understand what's been done to you. From ...more
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What a lovely book - evocative, sensory, vibrant - I loved it. (I only read the crow parts but they were wonderful.) Beautifully written.
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“Living with hope is like rubbing up against a cheese grater. It keeps taking slices off you until there's so little left you just crumble.”
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“...it saddens me that she has to grow up and make friends with humans. I hear the future coming for her. Stomp, stomp, stomp.”
Catherine Austen, All Good Children

“I can do it, Max. I still have my thoughts. I just can't say them out loud. I still have my friends. I just can't show them. I still have all the things that used to matter. They're inside of me. They can't take that away.”
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