Written with the celebrated expert in parent-infant mental health Dr. Nicole Letourneau, Scientific Parenting leverages the latest findings in gene-by-environment interactions, epigenetics, behavioural science, and attachment theory to explain why parenting really matters and how parents’ smallest actions can transform their children’s lives.
There's No Such Thing As Monsters
Set in the post-industrial forests of a civilization in ruins, There's No Such Thing as Monsters tells the story of Sophia, a young woman whose husband has been struck ill by an unknown disease. With her horse saddled up and her rifle at her side, she must venture beyond the wooded outskirts of her tiny village to the rumored cities beyond, in search of the good germs that might cure him.
There's No Such Thing As Monsters originally appeared in Canadian Tales of the Heart Volume III by Red Toque Books.
Driving home across the endless highways of western Canada, our middle-aged narrator wants nothing more than to curl up in a warm bed and forget the storm clouds gathering inexorably overhead. It is thus with shock at his own recklessness--and perhaps a trace of pity--that he chooses to pick up a young waifish hitchhiker, whom he finds washed up on the highway shoulder like a bit of flotsam tossed up by the prairies' amber sea. Things are strange from the start and only get stranger as the hours go on and the boy's few words hint at an unspeakable past, while an unpleasant smell rises from the bag at his feet.
Dr. Percy Danon, a professor of folklore at Holy Scepter University, was looking forward to wrapping up the Spring semester when his research assistant Kyle dredged up a curious find: a village deep in Ontario's Boreal Shield populated by dozens of lifelike statues. Spurred on by the precocious Kyle, Percy helms a journey north to the mysterious hamlet in the hopes of writing a paper--or perhaps even a book--on the subject. What he finds is wondrous enough fill a dozen books--assuming he lives to write them.