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Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience

Monique Gray Smith's new book Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience was launched in Toronto on Sept 29th, 2013 and is available at independent bookstores across Canada, BC Ferries, and on line from Sononis Press or from Amazon
Also available as an ebook


Hear Monique talk about Tilly on Youtube:
Book Teaser:

on CBC:

Gray Smith's new book, Tilly: a Story of Hope and Resilience is finding an audience beyond those in recovery or members of First Nations communities. Her message is powerful and universal: when we know and honour ourselves and our communities, we are capable of deep healing and achieving what our hearts most desire. Published as a work of creative non-fiction, Tilly is loosely based on the author's life experiences.  Hooked on Books, Pentiction


Reviews of Tilly

Good Reads

The University of Manitoba Library Association - Book review

Focus Online - Amy Reiswig - Katie Hyslop

Monday Magazine - Nick Lyons

Wise Heart Women of Vancouver Island


The Tyee



Monique has a kind, gentle and humble manner in which she presents herself while encouraging us to do what's best for our children and families.

Monique uses her traditional knowledge and wisdom to portray her message of hope and empowerment for First Nations people.


Conference Participant, Aboriginal Infant Development Programs of BC Provincial Conference, April 2008