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“Gough’s straightforward and eloquent style quickly draws you in…a beautifully written, touchingly honest tale.” ~Ottawa Magazine
"A gripping, shocking story....impossible to put down....will move you to tears." ~Ottawa Citizen/Montreal Gazette
"A moving story highly recommended as a beacon of hope." Publishers Weekly
“...a heartfelt story...told with compassion and honesty.” ~Jim Davies, cognitive scientist and author of Riveted
"Gough's straight ahead style is seduction. She draws you in. You stay in." Brian Doyle, author of Angel Square, and Up to Low
“Stolen Child is beautifully written and emotionally evocative, but it is not just about OCD. It is about the power of reason and love to overcome adversity...a book that belongs among the classics of parenting.”~Michael Shermer, author of Why People Believe Weird Things, The Believing Brain, and The Moral Arc
“This book is an outstretched hand...a tale of tenderness and devotion, a portrait of the importance of community, and a story of surprising, unexpected, light.”~Alison Wearing, author of Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter and Honeymoon in Purdah

S T O L E N  C H I L D

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Although Laurie Gough was an intrepid traveller who had explored wild, far-off reaches of the globe, the journey she and her family took in their own home in their small Quebec village proved to be far more frightening, strange and foreign than any land she had ever visited…MORE





“…a book that belongs among the classics of parenting.” ~Michael Shermer, American science writer, columnist for Scientific American, founder of Skeptic, author of Why People Believe Weird Things, The Believing Brain, and The Moral Arc

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“Gough brings a boundless enthusiasm, openness and fundamentally romantic optimism to the world.”
“An enchanting guide, Gough is present, vulnerable, and delightful."San Francisco Examiner
“Gough records everything she sees with a subtle wit, a lyrical turn of phrase, and a remarkably open mind. Her writing is vigorous, sensual and visual. She sweeps the reader into her world.”The Globe and Mail
“A curious traveller with a good ear for dialogue and a wild way with words, wrapping her account of travels in a vibrant poetry.”Anthony Sattin, The Sunday Times (UK)
“Gough is a talented and sensitive free spirit.”Quill & Quire
"A gifted storyteller, she writes a book very difficult to put down.”The National Post
"The best vicarious reading experience of my life...I found it impossible to remain unchanged by this powerful, funny, insightful, sweep-me-away book."Artella magazine

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Women Writing: A multi-genre reading and discussion

October 29, 2016, 2:30pm - October 29, 2016, 4:30pm

Join us for a multi-genre reading and discussion with Laurie Gough (author of Stolen Child), Elise Moser (author of What Milly Did), Alice Petersen (author of Worldly Goods) and Alice Zorn (author of ...

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