The Education of Augie Merasty (New Edition)
A Residential School Memoir
ISBN: 978-0-88977-457-5
Series: The Regina Collection 0
Year: 2017
Pages: 150
Binding: Casebound with dust jacket

Named the fourth most important "Book of the Year" by the National Post in 2015 and voted "One Book/One Province" in Saskatchewan for 2017, The Education of Augie Merasty launched on the front page of The Globe and Mail to become a national bestseller and an instant classic.

Publishers Weekly called the book "historically significant," and The Toronto Star recommended it as a must read for "any Canadian interested in truth and reconciliation." Writing in The Globe and Mail, educator J.D.M. Stewart noted that it "is well suited to a teenage audience because of its brevity and frankness."

This new edition includes a Learning Guide that deepens our understanding of the residential school experience, making it ideal for classroom and book club use. It also features a new postscript describing how the publication of this memoir changed Augie Merasty's life.



A Note on the Text—vii

Augie and Me: An Introduction, by David Carpenter—ix

Map: Sturgeon Landing and other places discussed in this book—xxxviii

One School Days, School Days—1

Two Hard Times—11

Three The Passion of Sister Felicity—17

Four The Loves of Languir and Cameron—23

Five Brotherly Love and the Fatherland—29

Six Father Lazzardo among the Children—37

Seven Sisters of the Night—41

Eight Lepeigne—45

Nine Revenge—51


Afterword by David Carpenter—65

Postscript by David Carpenter—75

Study Guide—81


David Carpenter

David Carpenter is an award-winning author whose most recent works include The Literary History of Saskatchewan, Volumes 1 & 2. He lives in Saskatoon, SK.

Joseph A. Merasty

Joseph Auguste Merasty attended St. Therese Residential School in Sturgeon Landing, SK, from 1935 to 1944. He lives in Prince Albert, SK.
"Merasty remained courageously determined to publish a book that would expose the injustices he and so many other children endured."
, Publishers Weekly
One Book/One Province in Saskatchewan 2017
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