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David Peck

David Peck is a Canadian magician, academic, and writer who is active in the academic, entertainment, and international development sectors. Peck is the Founder of SoChange, a regular contributor to Rabble.ca, and a lecturer at Humber College in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Guelph in 2004. Peck currently manages SoChange, a social enterprise that works alongside members of the non-governmental community in areas such as fundraising, advocacy, and donor relations. In addition to working to raise the capacity of such organizations as Make Poverty History and Asian Outreach, SoChange has spearheaded such events as Why Everything Must Change, which brought together prominent social justice advocates in a conference setting, and the Mosquitoes Suck Tour, which collaborates with UNICEF and aligns with the Canadian initiative Spread the Net managed by Plan Canada to raise funds and awareness for malaria alleviation efforts in Africa.

A Good Home: A Memoir

Cynthia Reyes

A Good Home will delight your soul and touch your heart. There is magic in these words!”

—DEBRA USHER, President and Editor-in-Chief, Arabella Magazine

“ Cynthia Reyes’ glass is almost always half full, but ours, as we read her uplifting story, brims over.”

—COLIN McALLISTER and JUSTIN RYAN, www.colinandjustin.tv

A Good Home is an addictive read, a profoundly emotional book about the author’s early life in rural Jamaica, her move to urban North America, and her trips back home, all told through vivid descriptions of the unique homes she has lived in — from a tiny pink house in Jamaica and a mountainside cabin near Vancouver to the historic Victorian farmhouse she lives in today, surrounded by neighbors who share spicy Malaysian noodles and seafood, Greek pastries and roast lamb, and Italian tomato sauce and wine (really strong wine).

Full of lovingly drawn characters and vividly described places, A Good Hometakes the reader through deeply moving stories of marriage, children, the death of parents, and an accident that takes its high-flying author down a humbling notch. Its pages sparkle with stories and reflections on home as:

  • A foundation on which to build connections with children, relatives, and friends
  • A place to celebrate the joys of elegant design, overflowing gardens (except for the wisteria vine, which cannot be coaxed into blooming), and the sharing of good food
  • A wise teacher, showing us who we really were — and who we really are

When this brave, clear-eyed, and honest book returns, full circle, to the way it began, readers will want to read it all over again.

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$24.95 CAD / $24.95 USD / £16.50 GBP

324 pages

ISBN 978-1-927483-48-0

Available now from:

Amazon.com (U.S.)
Amazon.ca (Canada)
Amazon.co.uk (UK)