Read an excerpt from A Gentle Habit

From the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Marrow Thieves.

This collection of brilliantly written stories was inspired by American Poet Charles Bukowski, who wrote, “In between the punctuating agonies, life is such a gentle habit.” Cherie Dimaline, author of The Marrow Thieves and Empire of Wild, follows this theme of extraordinary ordinariness in these six short stories. A Gentle Habit focuses on the addictions of a diverse group of characters attempting normalcy in an unnatural world.

About the Author

Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline is the author of The Marrow Thieves, which has been declared one of TIME magazine's Best YA Books of All Time. An international bestseller, it has won the Governor General’s Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, among numerous other accolades. Her new novel Empire of Wild (Random House) became an instant Canadian bestseller and was named Indigo's #1 Best Book of 2019.

Cherie is a member of the Georgian Bay Métis Community in Ontario. She lives in her traditional territory on the Georgian Bay with her family where she is currently writing for television and adapting Empire of Wild for the stage. In 2016, Cherie published A Gentle Habit, a brilliant collection of short stories, with Kegedonce Press.

Visit Cherie Dimaline's blog.

A Gentle Habit


Short stories by critically acclaimed author Cherie Dimaline. Published December 2015.

Weight 255 g
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 1 cm


ISBN-13 9781928120025


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