“Charlotte Gray writes of Canada with an immigrant’s passion and an insider’s knowledge. With its lively profiles, provocative ideas, and unabashed love of country, The Promise of Canada is a promise kept.”
— CHRISTOPHER MOORE, Award-winning historian and writer
CHARLOTTE GRAY is one of Canada’s pre-eminent historians and biographers. She has written nine bestselling books, from award-winning biographies such as Sisters in the Wilderness, Gold Diggers, and The Massey Murder to celebrated publications such as The Museum Called Canada. A Member of the Order of Canada, she lives in Ottawa.
“I’ve had a literary crush on Charlotte Gray for years. She’s smart, funny, insightful. . . . This fascinating collection of biography as history takes us from West Coast art to strong-jawed Mounties, from Margaret Atwood to Preston Manning, with equal aplomb. Wonderful!”— WILL FERGUSON, Winner of the 2012 Giller Prize
“Nobody writes our national history with quite the grace and authority as Charlotte Gray.”— TORONTO STAR