Best-selling novel set in the Plateau Montreal during the 1995 Referendum.

Myra, an activist single mother of two teenagers, sorts out her commitment to Quebec while struggling to make the next great leap in her life.


Joe Fioritoauthor of The Song Beneath the Ice

“Jump is charming and witty, stylish and anxious, a clever portrait of the endless crise identité that is life in Montreal.”

Globe and Mail

“An authoritative and engaging dispatch from Quebec’s unique crucible of the personal and the political.”

The GazetteMontreal

“Ackerman’s Jump has an acerbic wit that will make Montrealers squirm, nod knowingly and laugh out loud.”

Toronto Star

“A spirited family romp [that] commands the reader to follow it through to the end.”

Quill & Quire

“[Ackerman] has created sympathetic, troubled, interesting characters, just the sort whose hearts propel the city’s pulse.”