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Moments on a Staircase

Moments on a Staircase


by Mary Haylock
  • from-ontario
  • humour
  • memoir

Moments On a Staircase is a memoir both humourous and emotional.

Mary Haylock is a wry chronicler of the joy, pain and loss that comprise the sum of our lives. She writes humanely and intelligently of the quotidian moments that slowly accrete to form a life, fully lived. She combines frankness, a jigger of self-deprecation and great heart into a satisfying, maple leaf-flavored cocktail.

Had Erma Bombeck channeled a teasing glimpse of Alice Munro with echoes of Nora Ephron, she would have been known as Mary Haylock.


Mary Haylock, author

Mary Haylock is a retired teacher with the Hamilton Board of Education, having spent 38 years working in the field of education. She graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in 1970 with a degree in English Literature. She recently won an award for a short story in a contest sponsored by the Hamilton Arts and Letters magazine. Mary Haylock has lived and worked in the Hamilton, Ontario area all her life.

Dave Hardin, editor

Dave Hardin is the author of two poetry collections, Dreaming Bob Wills and A Ruinous Thirst, and the forthcoming book, Standpipe––Delivering Water In Flint. His work has appeared in various print and online literary journals.

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Silver Bow Publishing



rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: General

number of pages: 206

publication date: 05/11/2020

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book