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Every Little Scrap and Wonder

A Small-Town Childhood

Regular price $29.95
  • ISBN: 9781771644662
  • Tags: Biography & Memoir, Carla Funk,
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 7.5
  • Published On: 10/15/2019
  • 240 Pages

Carla Funk was born and raised in one of the earliest Mennonite settlements in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada. She is the author of five books of poetry, the former poet laureate for the City of Victoria, and a recipient of the Malahat Review’s Constance Rooke Nonfiction Prize.


“Carla Funk is one of the finest poets of her generation. She’s becoming one of the finest nonfiction writers too. It doesn’t surprise me because the strengths of her poetry are evident in the prose: the force of her imagery, the colourful characters, an insider’s knowledge of northern rural Canada, and her story-telling skills. Reading her nonfiction reminds me of reading Alistair MacLeod. There’s the same deep understanding of a place and the same tough sweetness.”
—Lorna Crozier, Governor General's Award-winning poet and author of Small Beneath the Sky

“Wonderfully written and very evocative ... Carla Funk’s memories of her girlhood in the interior of BC reminded me of my own small-town, church- and logging-focused, bush boyhood in Ontario, and I was charmed by her childlike inclination to question everything, including existence.”
—Roy MacGregor, author of Canoe Country

“With gentle irony, Funk unfolds her child’s longing—‘straining to become a star’—in a place both gritty and unyielding, where scars and songs are one and the same. A lovely stitchery of childhood.”
—Beth Powning, author of The Sea Captain’s Wife

"A delightful read—vivid, hilarious, enormously entertaining. Carla Funk makes excellent use of a poet’s cognizance to evoke her Mennonite childhood in lively and irresistible prose."
—Andreas Schroeder, author of Renovating Heaven