Named the fourth most important "Book of the Year" by the National Post in 2015 and voted "One Book/One Province" in Saskatchewan for 2017, The Education of Augie Merasty launched on the front page of The Globe and Mail to become a national bestseller and an instant classic.
Publishers Weekly called the book "historically significant," and The Toronto Star recommended it as a must read for "any Canadian interested in truth and reconciliation." Writing in The Globe and Mail, educator J.D.M. Stewart noted that it "is well suited to a teenage audience because of its brevity and frankness."
This new edition includes a Learning Guide that deepens our understanding of the residential school experience, making it ideal for classroom and book club use. It also features a new postscript describing how the publication of this memoir changed Augie Merasty's life.
A Note on the Text—vii
Augie and Me: An Introduction, by David Carpenter—ix
Map: Sturgeon Landing and other places discussed in this book—xxxviii
One School Days, School Days—1
Two Hard Times—11
Three The Passion of Sister Felicity—17
Four The Loves of Languir and Cameron—23
Five Brotherly Love and the Fatherland—29
Six Father Lazzardo among the Children—37
Seven Sisters of the Night—41
Afterword by David Carpenter—65
Postscript by David Carpenter—75