Penguin Celebrations - Heart Matters by Adrienne ClarksonPenguin Celebrations - Heart Matters by Adrienne Clarkson

Penguin Celebrations - Heart Matters

byAdrienne Clarkson

Paperback | February 17, 2009

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Adrienne Clarkson grew up in Ottawa after her family escaped Japanese-occupied Hong Kong in 1942. Decades later, she would become Canada's 26th governor general. Clarkson reached out to Canadians everywhere, refashioning Rideau Hall into a real home and welcoming the public. Her determination to invest meaning in her official actions created controversy, and in her memoir, Clarkson reflects on the behind-the-scenes political machinations. Heart Matters is more than a public life remembered—it chronicles an astonishing journey through triumph and turmoil. Remarkably insightful and inspiring, it is an extraordinary work by an extraordinary Canadian.

Penguin Group (Canada) has published this edition of Heart Matters in a traditional Penguin design in celebration of being named 2008 Publisher of the Year.

  ADRIENNE CLARKSON became Canada’s 26th governor general in 1999 and served until September 2005. In her multifaceted career as an accomplished broadcaster and distinguished public servant she has received numerous prestigious awards and honorary degrees in Canada and abroad. In 2005, she founded The Institute for Canadian Citizenship...
Title:Penguin Celebrations - Heart MattersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.73 × 5.1 × 0.83 inPublished:February 17, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143171518

ISBN - 13:9780143171515


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful Read! You will not be disappointed when you purchase this book. It is extremely well written and easy to read. You will see another side to Ms. Clarkson, one that was only hinted at during her term as Governor General. Although she does not name names, she does cast light upon those parts of her term that were questioned in the press. You will be surprized at some of the answers! This honest and revealing book takes you on a journey from Hong Kong to the home of the Queen's representative in Canada- a must read for all our citizens. It truly is a remarkable story of a remarkable woman.
Date published: 2009-04-30