Like a Child to Home
by Bill Engleson
Bill Engleson’s Like a Child to Home is a thoughtful read that can’t be rushed; it needs to be absorbed and processed. Engleson’s respect and compassion for both the youth in care, and those doing their best to serve them, is evident on every page.
In Like a Child to Home, through the eyes of social worker Wally Rose, we see snippets of lives lived on the margins and the daunting task faced by those in the system who are charged with relieving the pressure. Like a Child to Home reminds us of the serendipity of life that drops you in either Camp Have, or Camp Have-not. That Engleson can thread humour throughout the story is a testament to both his writing and his survival skills.
(This review has appeared elsewhere.)