Margaret Christakos audio reading from Her Paraphernalia at the 2016 BookThug Spring Launch

Quill and Quire Spring 2016 Preview Selection

49th Shelf Most Anticipated Spring 2016 Non-Fiction Selection

How does a contemporary woman write a life's umbilical attachments to the lives around her, lives formed in and by other histories and times, relations living and dying and dead? How does she see what remains her own, despite midlife’s losses?

Widely acclaimed for her poetry, Canadian writer Margaret Christakos's new intergenre collection is a love song to her mother and daughter.

Formed of ten intimate études that move from considerations of mothering, sex and photography to settler bloodlines, erasure and divorce, Her Paraphernalia profoundly embodies the feelings of living as a woman and a mother in all its tumult and precocity and promise.

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