Once described as “Canada’s answer to Irma Bombeck,” Anne Hines began her writing career as the humour/lifestyle columnist for Canadian Living magazine before spending six years as a contributing editor to Chatelaine where her humourous articles on everyday life appeared regularly. Recently, her weekly HineSight humour column appeared in Metro, a national commuter newspaper.
Anne has published five books including three novels; Fishing Up The Moon (Pedlar Press, 1998), The Spiral Garden (McArthur & Co, 2005), and Come Away (McArthur & Co, 2007), as well as a collection of nonfiction humour, A Year In HineSight (McArthur & Co, 2002) and a humorous spiritual autobiography, Parting Gifts: notes on life, love and loss (McArthur & Co, 2009).
Anne has a Masters of Theology degree from the University of Toronto; Emmanuel College. While in school, her goal was “to graduate while there is still religion.” Having managed to do that, she is now serving as a United Church of Canada minister in rural Saskatchewan and contributing regular updates on her adventures in small town living to The Toronto Star.
You can contact Anne Hines through email here.
Praise for Anne Hines,
“The mind behind The Spiral Garden has a fine intelligence, a delightful sense of humour, very liberal views, an impressive knowledge of religions, and is unabashedly Canadian.” – Globe and Mail
“[The Spiral Garden is] An intoxicating mix … Hines distills her impressive academic, spiritual and literary knowledge into a provocative cocktail … zips from laugh-out-loud humour to profundity and back again.” – Quill and Quire
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Fishing up the Moon:
“A humourous and insightful story about finding the wisdom in our own hearts.”
The Spiral Garden:
“The hilarious, critically acclaimed novel about religion and spirituality …and how to reconcile the two.”
A Year in Hinesight:
“Canada’s answer to Irma Bombeck” offers up wit and wisdom on everyday life. From four years of columns in Canadian Living and Chatelaine magazines.”
“Neslted between two of the most formidable voices of the the Old Testament, Ecclesiastes, which does not love women and Isaiah, which loves them less, is one short book which has disturbed clergy and baffled Biblical scholars for over two thousand years. Song of Songs, also called The Song of Solomon is an erotic love poem.”
This book is about loss.
In an average day, I lose my scissors, my car keys, my grocery list, my patience and my mind. In an average life, almost all of us are destined to lose our way, our bearings, our youth, our hearts and our heads.
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