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Stuff 4: The Family Boxes 2

March 22, 2017

When I said it was a vile and racist book, I meant extraordinarily vile and deeply racist. I tried to read it: The Clansman, by Thomas Dixon, nestled so innocently in the box of inherited books. What had my husband’s grandfather been thinking, not just in buying it, but keeping it for long enough that it ended up being passed down to us? And what on earth should we do with the thing? I ended…

Books by Lesley Krueger

About the Author

Lesley Krueger

I was born in Vancouver, B.C., and brought up on the slopes of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver. When I graduated from high school at 16, I drove over Lion’s Gate Bridge to the University of B.C. There I spent most of my time working on the student newspaper, The Ubyssey, eventually becoming its editor …

Reviews for Lesley's Books


In this remarkable piece of historical fiction, Krueger (Drink the Sky) imaginatively delves into the life of Richard Dadd, who was well known in Victorian England first for his promising artistic career and then for his descent into murderous madness. Krueger deftly paints dual portraits of this fascinating character and Charlotte Brontë… who were both entirely invested in what it means to be an artist. This question anchors the novel, adding depth and dimension to a terrific read.

Mad Richard ~ Publishers Weekly ~ Starred Review

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