WHAT THE PRESS HAS TO SAY COAST TO COAST

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“Get the balance right and though and strike literary gold. It’s what made a best-seller of Frank McCourt’s ANGELA’S ASHES and a classic of W.O. Mitchell’s WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND. Although Catherine Gildiner didn’t grow up in dirt-poor Ireland, or communing with gophers on the Depression-era Prairie, her tale of life as an eccentric, middle class Catholic school girl in 1950’s Lewiston, N.Y. is no less memorably and skilfully told than those two widely admired works”

TORONTO LIFE

“Richly detailed and absorbing, Too Close To the Falls has only one real fault. It ends too soon.”

THE TORONTO STAR

“A Toronto psychologist’s remarkable memoir captures not only the formative years of an extraordinary child, but the essence of childhood itself”

The LITERARY REVIEW OF CANADA

“Her writing sparkles on the page and the episodes she recounts have the clarity of ice after a winter storm in Lewiston. This is a memoir that makes the world seem fresh again, and worthwhile.”

THE VANCOUVER COURIER

“warm… Engaging…Her story of her development from feisty child to sexually awakened teenager is both entertaining and absorbing.”

QUILL AND QUIRE

“Her writing is sparse and clean, often laugh-out-loud-hilarious.”