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Cariou Heather Summerhayes

Heather Cariou is a founding member of the Center for Actor’s Study in Toronto, as well as the daughter of the founders of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and has been involved in fund-raising and promotion for over forty years. She is also founding member of the Galaxy Writers Workshop in New Jersey, and sits on the Board of the International Women’s Writing Guild. Heather Cariou was born and raised in Ontario, but now lives between both New York and Los Angeles, where she is married to Broadway actor Len Cariou.


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Heather’s Books:

Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister’s Memoir

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McArthur & Co, Canada, 2006

McArthur & Co, US, January 2008

Globe and Mail 100 Best Books of 2006

Chapters Indigo Online Bestseller

Chapters Indigo Online Readers Choice

McNally Robinson Bestseller, Winnipeg

Book of the Year 2007, Memoir, at

Target stores Recommended Read March 2008

Placed first in the category of Biography/Autobiography at the 2009 Nashville Book Festival

Longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads 2012