Book details

Publication date: February 2015
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: Canadian Literature;Essays
Subject(s): FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement, Creative Writing, Creative Writing / Essays, Creative Writing, Creative Writing / Literary Nonfiction, Canadian Literature / Essays, HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Alzheimer's & Dementia, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian, Coping with illness & specific conditions, Alzheimer’s & dementia, Canadian Literature;Essays, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays, Literature, Health and Medicine, Essays
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Myrl Coulter. Born and raised in Manitoba, Myrl Coulter lives and writes in Edmonton, Alberta. She holds a PhD from the University of Alberta, where she taught English.

"The book spans a single calendar year, but Coulter says what it’s really about is the process of living through the same dates and events, time and time again, even as our experiences of them change dramatically as we age." [Full article at]

Michael Hingston, Edmonton Journal

On the Edmonton Journal's Bestsellers list (Edmonton Nonfiction) for the week of May 8, 2015

Edmonton Journal

#3 on the Edmonton Journal's Bestsellers list (Edmonton Nonfiction) for the week of May 22, 2015

Edmonton Journal

"A Year of Days is light without ever treading Hallmark grounds, funny while still acknowledging the gravitas of death and full of the remembered warmth or loss of not only the 'special' days, but also the days that lie around them by the hundreds: days at the lake, Mexican holidays and days in which we simply move and live. 'Keep moving,' Coulter writes. 'Movement is life.'"

Kimmy Beach, Alberta Views

INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards / Foreword Reviews, United States
Independent Publisher Book Awards, Bronze in Essay/Creative Non-Fiction, United States
Gut Feelings
Twenty-Eight Magnificent Mexican Sunsets
Those Pesky Natal Days
Death by Dementia
Perforated Hearts
Giant Bunnies Don’t Deliver Chocolate Eggs
Gym Interrupted, Again
The Parent Days
May Long is Tee Time
Lakes I Have Known
Cornucopia Soup
Survival Gear
Wearing Black
Music on the Hill
Current Crossings

Author’s Note
ISBNs: 9781772120455 978-1-77212-045-5 Title: a year of days ISBNs: 9781772120783 978-1-77212-078-3 Title: a year of days ISBNs: 9781772120790 978-1-77212-079-0 Title: a year of days ISBNs: 9781772120806 978-1-77212-080-6 Title: a year of days