I'll Tell You a Secret

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I'll Tell You a Secret:
a Memory of Seven Summers
I'll Tell You a Secret book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Anne Coleman
Country Canada
Subject Hugh MacLennan
Genre Non-fiction, memoir[1]
Publisher McClelland & Stewart
Publication date
September 7, 2004
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 248 pp.
ISBN 9780771022784

I'll Tell You a Secret: a Memory of Seven Summers is a non-fiction memoir, written by Canadian writer Anne Coleman, first published in September 2004 by McClelland & Stewart. In the book, the author offers her perspective of Hugh MacLennan, her mentor and well known Canadian literary figure. The voice is described as "uncompromising, perceptive and rich with reflection." Kathryn Wardropper, administrator of the Edna Staebler Award said, "The judges were thrilled with her writing and Edna, herself, was a strong champion of this title."[2][3]

Awards and honours[edit]

I'll Tell You a Secret received the 2005 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads, I'll Tell You a Secret, Book review, Retrieved 11/27/2012
  2. ^ a b Faculty of Arts, 2005, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Anne Coleman, Retrieved 11/27/2012
  3. ^ Thiessen, Cherie, Telling Tales Out of School, January Magazine, Retrieved 11/272012

External links[edit]

  • Goodreads, Anne Coleman, Author's page, Retrieved 11/27/2012