I’ve been travelling across Canada and to several countries in Europe and the reaction to The Social Worker has been amazing. Everywhere, there is interest in reading about the work that social workers, child and youth care workers and allied professionals do in child welfare and criminal justice settings. Obviously the novel is hitting a nerve. Just the idea that someone has finally written an insider’s view of what is largely invisible work is encouraging people to order a copy. The good news is that The Social Worker is also available as an ebook. I’m amazed at how quickly ebook readers are growing in popularity. As I travelled, I lugged around Johnathan Franzen’s Freedom, and Emily Donoghue’s Room. Great books, but I must say I’m considering for my next multi-city excursion bringing along a smaller, lighter ebook reader.
However you get the novel, I’m confident it will make for an interesting, intense read. Everything I’ve been trying to say about resilience and what I’ve learned makes kids survive the worst of homes is reflected in the novel. For that reason, I even sent copies of the novel to social work and child and youth care organizations across Canada asking for them to review the novel, or at the very least, pass their copy along to their members. Finally, we have a book about what we do and the challenges that work brings.
If you already have a copy, I would appreciate it if you would post your review on Amazon.ca, Chapters.ca or other websites. The feedback would be much appreciated. Feel free to email me directly too!
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