Past & Gift Boxes
We are excited to share His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie with you. This is a compelling book about women and marriage in Ghana and we hope that you will become as enthralled with Afi’s story as we were.
His Only Wife is set in Ghana, so we’ve included these adorable Cheetah Socks from Friday Sock Co in Calgary, AB. Cheetahs live in Ghana and the mismatched socks represent Afi, living in 2 different worlds. Cheetahs have amazing camouflage to fit in, but can stand out when they want to, characteristics Afi has as well.
Afi loves to cook, exemplified by the Plantain Chips from My Chopchop African Groceries in Toronto, ON. Plantains are native to Ghana and likely one of the ingredients she uses in her wonderful dishes.
Another native plant in Ghana are cocoa trees, which is why you’ll find Cavalla French Roast Brewed Cocoa from Crio Bru in Calgary, AB. This unique drink is like brewing hot chocolate and coffee all at once! The Cavalla beans are from the Ivory Coast of Africa.
A big part of Afi’s life is going to the market and shopping for the foods she likes, so we’ve provided you with your very own upcycled Cotton Produce Bag from The Market Bags in Kelowna, BC.
You will also find a themed bookmark, an enlightening author interview, and a signed book plate!
The Secret Women by Sheila Williams is an engaging story of three grown daughters and their three dead mothers – their relationships and how they can learn to understand, even after death. With humour, wit, friendship, yoga, and wine, these women come together, help and support each other in this touching exploration of friendship and mother-daughter relationships. In honour of #BLM, the author and vendors for this box are all BIPOC.
The lovely Bracelet from Shar Oke in Toronto, ON represents the friendship of the 3 women and their meeting in yoga class. Beads on the bracelet will vary.
Going through her mother’s boxes, Dee Dee finds dried flowers among her journals. The Pen containing Dried Flowers from RT Han & Kim in Halifax, NS is for all of the boxes the women go through, the letters and journals written, and all of the secrets revealed. Pen colour and flowers will vary.
Elise often relaxes in the tub after a stressful day, so we’ve included this beautiful handmade bath bar of Afrika Soap from Sih’le Beauty Organics in Kamloops, BC.
The Doorknob Hanger sums up the book and is something you can use to get some quiet moments for yourself.
The custom bookmark is inspired by the book and the brochure has an exclusive author interview. AND, as a special treat, we were able to get bookplates signed by the author for you!
July’s selection is the exciting thriller full of twists and turns, The Last Flight by Julie Clark. Two women, both wanting fresh starts, meet by chance at an airport and switch tickets, the perfect solution to each of their situations. You’ll be riveted as you find out what would make each of these women want to disappear and the lengths they go to in order to survive.
Each of the characters is symbolically rising from the flames like a phoenix, embodied in the From the Ashes Candle designed especially for this book by Wayword Wax in High Prairie, AB.
There are themes of persistence, survival, #metoo, and resistance in this book, shown in the stunning Magnet set from If, Ands or Buttons in Ottawa,ON. A percentage of the sales from these goes to Planned Parenthood.
Eva learns about friendship and the importance of telling our stories over hot chocolate with her neighbour, which is embodied by the Hot Chocolate Bookmark from Crafted Van in Vancouver, BC.
One of the pivotal moments in Eva’s path is when she taught her classmates to make strawberry candy in Chemistry, which is why we’ve included these delicious Fruit Jelly Candies from North Shore Candy Company in North Vancouver, BC.
The bookmark is inspired by the book & there is an exclusive author interview in the brochure.
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