Named the fourth most important “Book of the Year” by the National Post and voted “One Book/One Province” in Saskatchewan, The Education of Augie Merasty launched on the front page of The Globe and Mail to become a national bestseller. Publishers Weekly called the book “historically significant,” and The Toronto Star recommended it as a must read for “any Canadian interested in truth and reconciliation.” Writing in The Globe and Mail, educator J.D.M. Stewart noted that it “is well suited to a teenage audience because of its brevity and frankness.” This new edition includes a Learning Guide that deepens our understanding of the residential school experience, making it ideal for classroom and book club use. It also features a new postscript by David Carpenter, describing how the publication of his memoir changed Augie Merasty’s life.
A Note on the Text Augie and Me: An Introduction, by David Carpenter ONE - School Days, School Days TWO - Hard Times THREE - The Passion of Sister Felicity FOUR - The Loves of Languir and Cameron FIVE - Brotherly Love and the Fatherland SIX - Father Lazzardo among the Children SEVEN - Sisters of the Night EIGHT - Lepeigne NINE - Revenge Conclusion Afterword, by David Carpenter Discussion Questions Maps Timeline Acknowledgements
"Well suited to a teenage audience because of its brevity and frankness."
"A sharp-eyed account."
"This book is so much bigger than its small size. It is a path to healing. We cannot change history, but we can acknowledge it, learn about it, and remember it."
"A truly extraordinary memoir by a truly extraordinary man."
"At 86, Augie Merasty has been a lot of things: Father. Son. Outdoorsman. Homeless. But now he is a first-time author, and the voice of a generation of residential-school survivors.... The Education of Augie Merasty is the tale of a man not only haunted by his past, but haunted by the fundamental need to tell his own story... one of the most important titles to be published this spring."
"Unsettling and profound, and good."