Mint Literary Agency

Anne DeGrace

Anne DeGrace has worked as an illustrator, journalist, bookseller, publisher and librarian. She lives with her partner, three dogs and a dozen chickens near Nelson, British Columbia, where she writes in a hillside studio with a view of a lake, mountains and the occasional elk.

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Flying with Amelia

Rights Sold
Canadian rights, Cormorant Books 2013

Flying with Amelia chronicles the dreams and struggles of a cast of unforgettable characters through more than a hundred years and across a vast landscape as they face challenges and find courage, sometimes in surprising places.  In 1847, two families arrive in Canada on a famine ship from Ireland, and here the tale begins, weaving through generations and time.  Flying with Amelia weaves a collective identity, taking us on a journey from the first sight of a new land, through a century, and beyond.

“Being moved by a book is one of the great joys of my life, and Anne DeGrace never fails to deliver emotionally rich and aesthetically enticing fiction.”  Globe and Mail

Sounding Line

Rights Sold
Canadian rights, Cormorant Books 2013

In October 1967, an unidentified flying object crashes into the water at Perry’s Harbour, a tiny fishing village in Nova Scotia, sending local fishermen scrambling to find survivors of an assumed plane crash.  Sounding Line, a novel about space, depth and possibility, is loosely based around a true incident that occurred in 1967 in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia.

“Her craft is refined and her prose engaging…” Globe and Mail

Wind Tales

Rights Sold
Canadian rights, Cormorant Books 2013
U.S. rights, Avon Books (Published as Far From Home) 2008

At a side-of-the-highway diner on a mountain pass, during one extraordinary, windy day in 1977, the paths of an odd assortment of travellers cross.  The stories of each circle around points of departure:  what sets one on one’s journey.

Treading Water

Rights Sold
Canadian rights, Cormorant Books 2013

In this novel in 12 stories, the voices of the residents of Bear Creek surface. The stories of a wonderful cast of character trace a community from its innocent beginnings until the day the waters rise and submerge it.

“This a remarkable debut.” – W.P. Kinsella (Books in Canada)

“DeGrace’s characters are compelling – funny, smart, and true to life in their emotions and dialogue.” – Quill and Quire