National Post

National Post mentioned Little Comrades in their Readings section on 23 July.



By Laurie Lewis, The Porcupine’s Quill; $22.95

In Little Comrades, Lewis revisits her peculiar childhood in 1930s Calgary: Her father was a leading figure in the Alberta Communist Party.

Unfortunately, he was also a terrible alcoholic who terrorized his family. Eventually, Lewis and her mother, an aspiring writer, fled to New York City, though life didn’t necessarily become any easier. It’s also a nice publishing story: Lewis has published this, her first book, at the age of 80.

Somehow I doubt we’ll have to wait another 80 years for the next one.