Gone to Pot
Gone to Pot
By Jennifer Craig
A flat broke grandma puts her green thumb to good – if not quite legal – use.
Breaking bad? Try breaking into the job market when you’re past a certain age. Jess, single and proud of her independence, finds that her options are limited when she loses her job and most of her investments on the same day.
Jess’s search for a new income leads her to the world of growing weed, a journey that comes with some surprising revelations – about herself, the people she comes to know through her new enterprise, and the people she thought she knew all along. Not to mention her own talent at growing her “special” plants…
About the Author
Jennifer Craig became a nurse in the UK shortly after WWII and immigrated to Canada in the 1960s. During her mid-life crisis, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, followed by a Master's in education and a Ph.D. in medical education from McGill. She was on the Faculty of Medicine at UBC for ten years as an educational consultant. She is the author of the memoir Yes Sister, No Sister: A Leeds Nurse in the 1950s, which sold more than 160,000 copies in the UK. She lives in Nelson, BC.
Release: March 7, 2017
5.5 x 8.5
2018 Evergreen Award Nominee - Ontario Library Association
2018 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour - Longlisted
Awards for Gone to Pot
2018 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour - Winner
Praise for Gone to Pot
"Gone to Pot is an entertaining read, thanks largely to Craig’s dynamic writing style. Characters all differ greatly from each other in age and disposition, but dialogue is well parsed and believable, Craig making the seamless transition between voices look easy.... A great read for any age, reminding us that the elderly can be vibrant, active, and involved." - Foreword Reviews 5/5 review
"[Jennifer Craig] has crafted an entertaining story set in British Columbia, where she hails from, that is reminiscent of the cozy mysteries of Lilian Jackson Braun. With the same engaging prose and mastery of the allure of everyday life, Craig weaves a tale featuring quirky characters and a lovable heroine." - Booklist