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I am a writer and editor in love with the stories, people and landscape of the Canadian North. After publishing widely in magazines, newspapers and anthologies, I released my first book, Iceberg Tea, a collection of funny personal stories about life in the North, in 2010. My novel Free Love, a story about recovery from alcoholism, was released in early 2016. I am now writing a a blog called Recovery Notes which focuses on my own recovery from alcoholism. This may turn into my next book, although it’s still too early to say for sure.

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FICTION by Annelies Pool

Free_Love_Book_CoverFREE LOVE

In the dead cold of a northern Canadian winter, 30-year-old Marissa finds herself in a detox centre, every bone in her body yearning for a drink. Free Love takes us into the heart of the recovery community in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, as Marissa struggles to find hope in a town that loves to party, where temptation and the beauty and danger of the northern wilderness are never far away.

”A moving portrait of a woman rediscovering herself … with many moments of powerful wisdom.”
Susan Juby, Author of  Nice Recovery

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