A Night in the Calgary Zoo

Shaun Hunter’s post this week Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers features local author Betty Jane Hegerat’s novel Running Toward Home, about a foster child who finds himself trapped overnight at the Calgary Zoo. I don’t know if Shaun planned this post for Hallowe’en weekend, but a night alone in the zoo would be scary – or exciting! This is a Calgary novel I’ve read. Hegerat juggles five point of view narrators, who are all sympathetic, real and memorable.