How did they do it?

How and why did five disparate groups of Canadian women quietly open the country’s first battered women’s shelters in 1973 — with no statistics, no money, and little public support?

In Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists, journalist Margo Goodhand tracks down the “rogue feminists” whose work forged an underground railway for women and children, weaving their stories into what, until now, was an untold history.

Runaway Wives JACKET PRINT (low res)

Book Tour

Margo Goodhand appeared in bookstores across Canada in September, including Winnipeg (Sept. 6 at McNally Robinson’s); Toronto (Another Story Sept. 12); Saskatoon (McNally’s Sept. 16); Edmonton (Audrey’s Sept. 19); Calgary’s Owl Nest (Sept. 21) and Vancouver at People’s Co-op Bookstore (Oct. 4). Follow this website for updates on upcoming events to meet Margo and pick up your signed copy of Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists!

The book is by Fernwood Publishing with offices in Halifax and Winnipeg (Critical Books for Critical Thinkers).

Winnipeg Friday Nov. 24, 5 p.m., at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Vancouver Dec. 2, 2:15 p.m. at the main Vancouver Public Library on behalf of Vancouver Rape Relief and Crisis Centre
Victoria Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, Community Room at 735 Broughton St., 7-8:30 p.m.