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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

Laurie Gough’s latest book…

S T O L E N  C H I L D

Although Laurie Gough was an intrepid traveller and travel writer 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

Interview on CTV National News

Video from Macleans Article


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“Gough brings a boundless enthusiasm, openness and fundamentally romantic optimism to the world.”salon.com
“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

7 months ago

Laurie Gough (Author)
Lots of people in our community know Laurie Gough, but did you know she's actually Laurie-Gough-the-award-winning-author? Our Halloween Story Hour is coming up tomorrow night and Laurie has graciously agreed to read a spooky story from her second book, Kiss the Sunset Pig: An American Road Trip with Exotic Detours, published by Penguin. Nothing like a published writer to up the ante! Come hear her read one of her best stories -- and hear six other spooky stories, plus our creepy host Dr. Painsworth! Wear a costume to the Centre Wakefield La Pêche on Saturday at 7pm and come early for face-painting! Tickets are $10 at the door or online, and children 12 and under are free. www.theatrewakefield.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

Laurie Gough (Author)
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1 years ago

Laurie Gough (Author)
I get to teach memoir writing (and eat and drink wine!) with these fabulous writers in Tuscany this month! Alison Pick, Nadia Brown, Laurie Gough (Author), and Alison Wearing. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

Laurie Gough (Author)
I get to teach memoir writing (and eat and drink wine!) with these fabulous writers In Tuscany this month! ... See MoreSee Less
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