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“In its account of almost half a century in the lives of two white southern sisters and of the African Americans whose experiences are inextricable from theirs, The Shade Tree is brutally personal, heartbreakingly political – and remarkably written. Theresa Shea has combined boldness and subtlety with swaths of compassion to come up with a novel that’s both complicated and ferociously clear.

Joan Barfoot

“In her nuanced portrait of families riven by race and sex, Theresa Shea offers a searing indictment of Jim Crow’s corrosive influence that, if unleashed and unquestioned, can make monsters of us all. Beautifully and unflinchingly written, this is a novel for our times.”

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The Shade Tree: A Finalist for the Airdrie Reads Festival

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Alberta Views Magazine: The Shade Tree Review

“Some histories bear revisiting, and the world of the southern States under Jim Crow laws comes sharply into focus in Theresa Shea’s The Shade Tree, recent winner of Canada’s Guernica Literary Prize.
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The Shade Tree: Wins 2022 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction

Release Date: June 11, 2022 The Shade Tree is announced as the winner of this year’s George Bugnet Award for Fiction during the 40th Anniversary Gala of the Alberta Literary
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The Shade Tree, short-listed for Georges Bugnet Award

The Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction is sponsored by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. It is awarded for a novel or collection of short fiction by an Alberta
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Daybreak Alberta-CBC Radio Review

Daybreak Alberta with Russell Bowers – Dec. 19, 2021: On last Books Review from Angie Abdou Listen on CBC streaming radio Broadcast Date: December 19, 2021.
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The tEmz Review- The Shade Tree

Reviewed by K. R. Wilson Novelist Theresa Shea attended the civil rights march in Washington in 1963 with her mother and sister. She was three months old. While she would’ve
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