White Lies (for my mother)

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White Lies (for my mother)
White Lies book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Liza Potvin
Country Canada
Subject Incest
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher NeWest Press
Publication date
March 1, 1992
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 224 pp.
ISBN ISBN 9780920897133

White Lies (for my mother) is a non-fiction book, written by Canadian writer Liza Potvin, first published in March 1992 by NeWest Press. In the book, the author chronicles her "lost" childhood, as an incest victim, and the subsequent years of emotional turmoil, leading to recovery.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

White Lies (for my mother) received the 1993 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[1] The book was also nominated for the 1992 "VanCity Book Award", and The Vancouver Sun's 1992 listing as one of the "Six Best Books of the Year".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Faculty of Arts, 1993, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Liza Potvin, Retrieved 11/20/2012
  2. ^ VIU, Liza Potvin, Bibliography: Contents, Retrieved 11/20/2012

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