Gone to Pot

Gone to Pot

Book - 2017
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After losing her job and learning she might also lose her house because of a bad investment, Jess, a fiercely independent and hilariously wry BC grandma, resorts to growing pot in her basement to make ends meet. She then has to juggle her public life as a grandmother and member of the town's senior women's group - The Company of Crones - with her secret life as a pot grower. The unusual characters she meets along the way include Swan, the enigmatic young woman who introduces her to the grower's world, and Marcus, the socially awkward "gardener" who shows her the tricks of the trade. Both of her new young friends are more than they appear, and Jess' adventures in pot growing break down barriers in both her old and new circles. The delightful outcome of an almost legitimate business leaves Jess and her associates flushed with success.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Second Story Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781772600346
Branch Call Number: CRAI
Characteristics: 242 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 06, 2018

Jennifer Craig is quite a talented author as she had me, a person who is 100% convinced that the use of, production of and trade in marijuana is deplorable, rooting for the success of the protagonist's growing operation. Well written and enjoyable.

Apr 05, 2017

Jess Kemp, a sixtysomething waitress and grandmother living in Nelson B.C., decides to set up a grow-op in her home when her restaurant burns down leaving her with no means of support and meagre job prospects. What could be an improbable and even farcical situation is made believable in Jennifer Craig's capable hands. I think the author's greatest strength is character development. She vividly and empathetically portrays the people in Jess's social circle, from different generations and walks of life. The ending was satisfying too - upbeat without being Polyannaish.

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