McClelland & Stewart

September 2020



Through the Garden

Lorna Crozier

When Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane met in 1976, they had no idea that they would go on to write over forty books between them, balance their careers with their devotion to each other, and to their cats, for decades. Then, in 2017, their life changed when Patrick became seriously ill. The illness devastated them both. A celebrated poet and an Officer of the Order of Canada, Crozier’s memoir is a powerful portrait of a long marriage and a clear-eyed account of grief, writing as consolation, and the significance of poetry. A must-read memoir from a significant voice in Canadian poetry and winner of a multitude of awards, including the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, League of Canadian Poet’s Pat Lowther Award and Governor General’s Literary Award.