Audiobook Giveaway!

ICYMI, the audio format of Nowhere like This Place: Tales from a Nuclear Childhood was released earlier this year. In case you are really out of the loop, this is what the book is about:

Marilyn Carr’s family arrived in Deep River, Ontario in 1960 because her dad got a job at a mysterious place called “the plant.” The quirky, isolated, residence for the employees of Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories was impeccably designed by a guy named John Bland. It’s a test-tube baby of a town that sprang, fully formed, from the bush north of Algonquin Park, on the shore of the Ottawa river. Everything has already been decided, including the colours of the houses, inside and out. What could possibly go wrong?

Nowhere like This Place is a coming-of-age memoir set against the backdrop of the weirdness of an enclave with more PhDs per capita than anywhere else on earth. It’s steeped in thinly veiled sexism and the searing angst of an artsy child trapped in a terrarium full of white-bread nuclear scientists and their nuclear families. Everything happens, and nothing happens, and it all works out in the end. Maybe.

So here is the deal. The first 5 people to email [email protected] will get a promo code for a free copy of the audiobook. Yes, you can regift it to someone else if you wish. But…the quid pro quo is to leave a review at either Goodreads, Apple, Google, or Kobo.


The code is only redeemable at This will involve downloading a mobile app.

Authors Direct is currently only available for users in the United States, EU, UK, Australia, and Canada on iOS and Android mobile devices. They do not support direct MP3 download, playback via desktop computers, etc.

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