Patricia Westerhof

The Dove in Bathurst Station

Brindle & Glass, 2013

“The book is meticulously researched, and Westerhof’s love of place shines through in the wealth of detail.” —Publishers Weekly

“Westerhof has a poet’s eye for the meaning beneath the surface of things. A lyrical exploration of one woman’s overdue emotional awakening.” —Katrina Onstad, author of Everybody Has Everything

“A curious portrait, rebellious and spiritual, of a soul’s healing: it touched me with its sense of possibility.”
—Kathleen Winter, author of Annabel

Catch Me
When I Fall

Brindle & Glass, 2011

“Westerhof gives voice to these quiet and confused people, and depicts their struggle in finding their own voice against God, family and their love.”
The Telegraph-Journal

Additional Reviews:
Prairie Fire Review of Books
Christian Courier

The Writer's Craft

Nelson, 2003

The Writer’s Craft provides excerpts of a variety of writing genres, each displaying a distinct feature of a type of writing. It helps students to develop the knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing by analyzing forms of writing and engaging in activities and tutorials.

About Patricia

Patricia Westerhof is the author of Catch Me When I Fall, a collection of linked stories, and of The Dove in Bathurst Station, which won the Word Award for Best Contemporary Novel. She co-authored The Writer’s Craft, a textbook on creative writing that’s been used widely across Canada. Her most recent manuscript, a novel-in-progress, was a finalist for the K.M. Hunter Award. Her short stories and articles have been published in Room, The West End Phoenix, Write Magazine, and Dalhousie Review. Westerhof holds an MA in Education from the University of Toronto and has more than thirty years of teaching experience.