Review: Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s The Right to be Cold ISBN 9780143187646

Review: Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s The Right to be Cold ISBN 9780143187646

LIQ June 2016 coverThis book review first appeared in the June 2016 issue of Life in Québec Magazine and on Quebec news and information portal LifeinQuebec.com.

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Title: The Right to be Cold
Author: Sheila Watt-Cloutier
ISBN: 9780143187646
Price: $22.00
Publisher: Penguin Canada

Review Bobbi Zahra

Veteran Northern Québec environmentalist Sheila Watt-Cloutier has written an astonishing and elegant autobiography. It astonishes not only because she has led such a singular life, but also because in barely 300 pages, the Inuit activist schools her readers in no uncertain terms.

You will learn much more than you ever imagined about Canada’s North, and much more about how your own life has affected the lives of people you may never meet, in places you may never visit.

Watt-Cloutier’s prose, elegant and conversational, invites you into her story, much as a friend would invite you in for coffee and a chat. You will learn things you didn’t know — and things that we all should know about (start with persistent organic pollutants and the Inuit Circumpolar Council).

When you have learned what Watt-Cloutier has to teach, you cannot help but be changed.

This book is a call to action as much as an autobiography.

It is utterly unsurprising that Watt-Cloutier was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize and the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Offer this one to your book club, and you may just become a force for change yourself.

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