Francie’s Got A Gun

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Introducing my new novel, in which an imaginative girl navigates social breakdown and chaotic family life, with help from her best friend … and from the community that she doesn’t know is surrounding her, too.

And a tree stands at the centre of it all.


coming summer 2022 from Knopf Canada


“In Francie, award-winning writer Carrie Snyder realizes the great promise of her previous fiction, assembling a cast of unforgettable, tragi-comic characters who are equal parts compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache. Here is a propulsive, multi-layered novel leavened with humour—and a memorable, affecting examination of the complex dynamics in a family that is breaking down and coming apart in front of the questioning, irrepressible young person at its centre.” (from the publisher)