Book Interrupted
Book Interrupted
Sep 20, 2021
From the Ashes Episode 2
Play • 48 min

The Book Interrupted women continue their conversation on: “From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way” by Jesse Thistle. They talk about examples from the book and delve into topics of writing styles, storytelling and homelessness in the communities where they live.


Discussion Points:


  • Good bad binary
  • Interconnectedness and empathy
  • Jesse Thistle’s writing and storytelling style
  • Showing and not telling - letting the reader discover the lesson themselves
  • Homelessness, shelters and the loss of home
  • Lack of mental health support
  • Discrimination when applying to rent a house or apartment
  • Learning to speak about difficult topics


Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:


Book Interrupted Website 

Book Interrupted YouTube Channel

Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group

From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

The Skin We're in: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole

Nice White Parents

Becoming by Michelle Obama


White Squirrel Brigade

The city with no homeless on its streets, BBC

Built for Zero Canada


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