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Second Story Press

Gone to Pot
By (author): Jennifer Craig
9781772600346 Paperback, Trade, Adhesive bound English General Trade FICTION / Humorous / General British Columbia Mar 07, 2017
$19.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in 256 pages Second Story Press
Evergreen Award 2018, Short-listed Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour 2018, Winner Loanstar March 2017 Adult Top 10 Pick 2017, Commended
After losing her job and learning she might also lose her house because of a bad investment, Jess, a fiercely independent and hilariously wry BC grandma, resorts to growing pot in her basement to make ends meet. She then has to juggle her public life as a grandmother and member of the town’s senior women’s group – The Company of Crones – with her secret life as a pot grower. The unusual characters she meets along the way include Swan, the enigmatic young woman who introduces her to the grower’s world, and Marcus, the socially awkward “gardener” who shows her the tricks of the trade. Both of her new young friends are more than they appear, and Jess’ adventures in pot growing break down barriers in both her old and new circles. The delightful outcome of an almost legitimate business leaves Jess and her associates flushed with success.

Jennifer Craig was a nurse in the UK and immigrated to Canada in the 1960s. During her midlife crisis she earned a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a Master's in education, and a Ph.D. in medical education. She was on the Faculty of Medicine at UBC for ten years as an educational consultant. Her memoir Yes Sister, No Sister: My Life as a Trainee Nurse in 1950s Yorkshire sold more than 160,000 copies in the UK. She lives in Nelson, British Columbia.

Jess is the feisty, funny, opinionated, can’t-keep-her-down-for-long "crone" we all hope to become. In this rollicking tale of desperate ingenuity, Jess shows us that you’re never too old to grow. - Anne DeGrace, author of Flying with Amelia

Jennifer Craig's "Jess" is a lot like her; a wicked Yorkshire lass who's pluck and humour pack trouble into an old kit bag, and this time the bag is bursting with green. Survival of an old crone at her best. - Rita Moir, author of The Third Crop

Loan Stars March 2017 Adult Top 10 Picks - Loan Stars

Gone to Pot is an entertaining read, thanks largely to Craig’s dynamic writing style. Characters all differ greatly from each other in age and disposition, but dialogue is well parsed and believable, Craig making the seamless transition between voices look easy.... A great read for any age, reminding us that the elderly can be vibrant, active, and involved. - Foreword Reviews

[Jennifer Craig] has crafted an entertaining story set in British Columbia, where she hails from, that is reminiscent of the cozy mysteries of Lilian Jackson Braun. With the same engaging prose and mastery of the allure of everyday life, Craig weaves a tale featuring quirky characters and a lovable heroine. - Booklist

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