Paulette Dube

Because her parents “made it to a hospital on time,” Paulette Dubé was born in Westlock, Alberta. Growing up in the French village of Legal, she watched her third sister being born on the kitchen table and was hooked on “magic,” as her dad called it. Today, she relies heavily on the good fortune of living in Jasper National Park with her family for her daily dose of magic realism. Talon, her first novel, made the shortlists for the 1999 Canadian Literary Awards, the Alberta Writers’ Guild Best Novel Award (2003) and the Starburst Award (2003). Her poetry garnered a number of rewards including the Milton Acorn Memorial People’s Poetry Award (1994), the CBC Alberta Anthology (1998) and the CBC Literary Awards (2005).





64 pages/trade paper

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The House Weighs Heavy

ISBN: 978-0-920633-95-3

“This is a book showing tremendous awareness of language and an acute interest in character and situation.”
Canadian Book Review Annual.

  • Winner of the 1994 Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award.



Almon, Bert. Canadian Book Review Annual (1993): 205.
English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature 75.3 (May 1994): 279.
van Luven, Lynne. “Voices from the past.” Edmonton Journal . July 5, 1992.


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