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Advance Reads

"A propulsive and invigorating book. The strange, difficult work of frontline workers will be fascinating and unfamiliar territory to most readers, but the rich inner lives and emotional fractures of Mitchell’s characters are painfully – beautifully -- recognizable.”Katrina Onstad, author Everybody Has Everything

"...a novel that beats to the rhythm of the city, pulses to the courage of the brave and knows its own heart. It is heartbreakingly beautiful.” Wendy Bush-Lister

"This stunning first novel is powerful, tragic, and utterly gripping." Times UK

"Beautifully pitched and unsentimental in execution. Brilliant."  Marie Claire UK

"...Mitchell proves a good storyteller excels no matter what medium she chooses."

St.Louis Post, US

KOBZAR Literary Prize • Thomas Raddall Fiction Prize • Regional Commonwealth Fiction Prize • John & Margaret Savage First Book Award • Longlisted Impac Dublin Literary Award 

Select Awards:  • WIFT KODAK Award • WIFT-CBC Script Award • Female Eye Best Debut Feature • Reel Indie Spirit Award • Coeur de Mise en Scene • Gemini & Screen Film Award nominations

"I just saw [The Disappeared] – it is fantastic – totally spellbinding, visceral, moving, heart-wrenching, so very human – you’ve stripped us to our very essence." O. Kuplowska

"It felt terrifying, sacred, and true.” 

A. Stassis

"Tenderness, from those I would not have expected it from. Forgiveness, with no words. And water with no end and no beginning. There is something so overtly spiritual about this film, but yet, it never says so.  ”   S.G. Malone



Events in St. Albert, Grimsby, Burlington, Uxbridge, Toronto, Parry Sound

October 25 – STARfest, St. Alberta, Alberta

October 27 – Blue Heron Books Brunch, Uxbridge, Ont.  and evening at A Different Drummer Books, Burlington, Ont.

October 28 – Grimsby Author Series, Grimsby, Ontario.

October 29 – Parry Sound Festival of Authors, Parry Sound, Ont. 

October 30- Toronto International Festival of Authors

CBC The Next Chapter 

Such an honour to speak with Shelagh Rogers. You can listen here.

Review, April 29, 2019

Sarah Laing

Read full review here.

"The most impressive trick of this book – and it is a very good one – is the way Mitchell pulls off a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is introspective." (Spoiler alert).