VIRTUAL - May Summer of Indies Book Club

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 3:00pm

Join Brazos as we celebrate our Summer of Indies with a monthly book club! This month we'll be reading The Bear Woman by Karolina Ramqvist from Coach House Books.

We'll be joined by author Karolina Ramqvist.

This event will be hosted via Zoom. Click here to register.

To learn more about Brazos' Summer of Indies Book Club, click here!

Through the years, the printing half of Coach House Books has produced books and ephemera for many of Canada’s literary presses and for the University of Toronto, setting new standards for design and printing quality. This emphasis on careful and innovative production enticed many of Canadian literature’s now-luminary figures to join the Coach House crew. We’re still pushing at the frontiers of the book with our innovative fiction, poetry, film and drama, and select non-fiction, including a series of books about Toronto.


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By Karolina Ramqvist, Saskia Vogel (Translator)
ISBN: 9781552454312
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coach House Books - February 8th, 2022

Feminist autofiction from one of Sweden's blazing talents.

Blending autofiction and essay, The Bear Woman is a journey of feminism and literary detective work spanning centuries and continents. In the 1540s, a young French noblewoman, Marguerite de la Rocque, was abandoned on an island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with her maidservant and her lover. In present-day Stockholm, an author and mother becomes captivated by the image of Marguerite sheltered in a dark cave after her companions have died. This image soon becomes an obsession. She must find out the real story of the woman she calls the Bear Woman. But so much in this history is written so as to gloss over male violence. And the maps and other sources she consults are at times undecipherable. Karolina Ramqvist explores what it means to write history--and to live it.