Corked (A Memoir) by Kathryn Borel
About the Author
Kathryn Borel was born in 1979 in Toronto, the daughter of a hotelier.
After several years, she became the older sister to Nico, who was named after the family cat. She spent her early years living in hotels in Paris, Bermuda, Dallas, and New Jersey, finally settling in Quebec City.
In 2002 she moved to Toronto to follow a man. The relationship ended.
She continues to live in Toronto where she works at the Canadian Broadcasting Company. She has written food and wine reviews for radio and print. Her journalism includes a column which ran in the National Post under the title “Indignities.”Corked is her first book.
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (February 16, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-0446409506
SOURCE: Hatchette Book Group
At first I thought this would be a run of the mill memoir about a father and daughter taking the trip of a lifetime, but it quickly became much more than that. Borel’s honesty about what has happened in her life, from an accident where she kills a pedestrian, her break up with her boyfriend and the relationship she really doesn’t have with her father all come together and make for a satisfying read. There is some harshness in the story and I thought it all came together when she confronts her father and in the end both are stronger for it.
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