Peggy Herring

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Born in Toronto and raised on a farm near Tottenham, Ontario, Peggy Herring felt the first taps of love for the written word as a young girl when her grandfather gifted her with her first typewriter. This love led her to study journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, and after graduation she embarked on a career with the CBC, which took her from the east coast of Canada to the west. After working in Nepal, London, Dhaka, and New Delhi, Peggy and her family returned to Canada, and currently reside in Victoria, BC. She is the author of Anna, Like Thunder (Brindle & Glass, 2018), This Innocent Corner (Oolichan Books, 2010), and her short fiction has been featured in a variety of publications, including The Antigonish Review, The New Quarte ...more

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Anna, Like Thunder

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This Innocent Corner

3.67 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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So happy to have received this as a Christmas gift because I might never have stumbled upon it otherwise. The stories are like a door into another world, offering a perspective on the northern part of Canada that I've not seen elsewhere. So many surp ...more
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“In love, in war, truth is rubber that can be pulled and stretched into an infinite number of shapes.”
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“Old stories sometimes slid out of her like lamp oil or light, stories containing details oblique and nearly incomprehensible to me or to anyone who has never known that world.”
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“In love, in war, truth is rubber that can be pulled and stretched into an infinite number of shapes.”
Peggy Herring, This Innocent Corner
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“Old stories sometimes slid out of her like lamp oil or light, stories containing details oblique and nearly incomprehensible to me or to anyone who has never known that world.”
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