Riel Nason lives in New Brunswick, Canada with her husband and two young children. Nason's short stories have appeared in literary journals across Canada, and for more than ten years she wrote a newspaper column on the topic of antiques and collectibles. The Town That Drowned is her debut novel. It won the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize for Canada and Europe as well as the 2012 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. It was also longlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Published: March 2013
When fourteen-year-old Ruby Carson takes a tumble through the ice she nearly drowns. Coming to, she has a vision of her town under water that she shares with the assembled crowd. Already something of an oddity, the vision solidifies her status as an outcast. But as it turns out, she was right . . . A tender, funny and charming coming-of-age tale that will steal your heart.