I read Finding Home in the Promised Land on the plane today. Bravo! It’s a great weaving of history, memoir and cultural analysis. Thank you for so much food for thought! Barb Howard, Author Western Taxidermy, Notes for Monday,The Dewpoint Show, Whipstock . Calgary, AB, Canada
It is really important that people hear what you have to say. Your book should be read by everyone in the poverty industry. Rene Plaizier, Alberta Canada
“Jane’s memoir is more than her own story — she has an important statement to make on the value of a civilized society….Along the way,you will admire her courage and her upbeat style.” Goodreads Review Excerpt, Gordon Tolton, Author, Healy’s West, The Cowboy Cavalry, Prairie Warships, Rocky Mountain Rangers, Coaldale, Alberta, Canada.
Finished reading your book, Jane– a courageous report of the journey from anonymity to triumph. A great deal for me to think about and reconsider. I loved the link between ancestral past and renewed determination. The courage and internal resources you discovered in yourself and the idea to write a book out of such experience is inspiring. There are still stories within the story for the reader to guess and think about further. You and your book deserve deep attention. — Ruth Hart Budd, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Learning a lot from your book. As well as enjoying it, I really like your blend of history and personal journey. I hope you will not mind my saying that your writing style has matured a good deal, over the years. Denyse O’Leary, Journalist, Author, The Spiritual Brain, Faith@Science, By Design or Chance, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Finding Home in the Promised Land provided authentic insight into poverty and homelessness. The author has woven her own story with the story of her ancestors and the historical context of how the poor have become social exiles in Canada. Jane Harris has done an excellent job researching this book. I hope it will challenge those who read it to reconsider the assumptions we have made in providing solutions to a social issue that shamefully continues in our country. Jan Hardstaff, Edmonton.
On “The Unheard Patient” (Alberta Views, November 2015) Finalist in Alberta Magazine Publishers Awards (AMPA)
“Just finished the Unheard Patient; Some people experience a very different healthcare system by Jane Harris in the Nov. 2015 issue of Alberta Views.
This article I wish every, single Albertan, volunteer, non-profit, service provider, public servant, social worker, NGO, and private worker would read. This article shows the reality of so many women fleeing from domestic violence, people dealing with head injuries, health care issues, as well as the condescending attitude from service workers and how the system fails the people it’s designed for. I think anyone who has experienced our health care system will find elements of commonality and with no system in place to actually hear the real concerns of the patients. We must start dealing with the class, and gender prejudice our system seems to relish in.”