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Neyaashiinigming, ON (Dec. 11, 2015) – Kegedonce Press is thrilled to announce that Cherie Dimaline’s newest collection of short stories, A Gentle Habit, is now available for readers.

Inspiration for the collection comes from American poet Charles Bukowski who wrote “In between the punctuating agonies, life is such a gentle habit.” Following this theme of extraordinary ordinariness, A Gentle Habit is a collection of six new short stories focusing on the addictions of a diverse group of characters attempting normalcy in an unnatural world.

“Cherie Dimaline is a fantastic writer, her prose a gorgeous tightrope walk between the traditional and contemporary. One of our most fresh and exciting voices.” – Joseph Boyden, author of award-winning novel The Orenda.

“With A Gentle Habit, Dimaline delivers yet another beautiful set of influential stories that take modern Indigenous writing on a bold, exciting path forward.” – Waubgeshig Rice, CBC Journalist and author of Midnight Sweatlodge and Legacy.

Cherie Dimaline is an author and editor from the Georgian Bay Métis community. Her first book, Red Rooms, (Theytus Books, 2007) won Fiction Book of the Year from the Anskohk Aboriginal Book Awards. Her novel The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy (Theytus Books, 2013) was shortlisted for the 2014 Burt Award. Cherie has edited numerous publications including Spirit, FNH and Muskrat magazines, and her fiction has been anthologized internationally. Cherie was named the 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year – Ontario Premier’s Award, and was named the first Writer in Residence – Aboriginal Literature for Toronto Public Library. Cherie currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she coordinates the annual Indigenous Writers’ Gathering and is at work on her next book.

A Gentle Habit is available for purchase through, through LitDistCo: 1.800.591.6250, on and by ordering through local bookstores. For more information about Cherie Dimaline or to request a review copy, please contact Kegedonce Press at

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