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Sailor Girl


A novel by Sheree-Lee Olson


Sailor Girl is Sheree-Lee Olson's debut novel about a young woman's odyssey aboard Great Lakes freighters in the early 1980s, in which a middle-class girl finds a deep connection with the unruly young men and toughminded women of the lakes.


Sailor Girl is published by Porcupine's Quill. To purchase, visit Amazon or Chapters.

“Olson has announced herself as one of the new bright lights in Canadian literature.” Caitlin Charman, Canadian Literature


“Olson has a deft poetic style that imprints characters and situations with casual grace and potency... a quality novelist’s insight and voice.” Ibi Kaslik, The Globe and Mail


“I'd go anywhere with Kate McLeod, the raunchy and reckless protagonist of Sheree-Lee Olson's Sailor Girl. Finally a Canlit heroine who shows us that girls can drink like fish, work like dogs, swear like sailors and still be good to the bone. Once you have clanked beer mugs with Kate, I guarantee you will take her to bed and not put her down till dawn.” Leah McLaren (author of The Continuity Girl)

Sailor Girl movie director selected

Producers Markham Street Films announce director Anita Doron has signed on for a film version of Sheree-Lee Olson's Sailor Girl. The big screen adaption, with screenplay written by Johanna Schneller, will begin filming in summer 2017.

The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio 1

Victor Dwyer says if you liked Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman, you'll love Sailor Girl by Sheree-Lee Olson. Click here to listen.

© 2014 by Sheree-Lee Olson

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