Blogs in January 2022

Lilacs in the Dust Bowl 22nd January 2022

A family saga, set during the Great Depression, when hope and opportunity clashed for all who tried to make a living off the land. Based on the true story of her grandmother’s trials, Diana Stevan continues the amazing tale...

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The Republic of Love 29th July 2016

With a viewpoint that shifts as crisply as cards in the hands of a blackjack dealer, Carol Shields introduces us to two shell-shocked veterans of the wars of the heart. There’s Fay, a folklorist whose passion for mermaids has...

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The Haunting of L. 28th July 2016

It is 1927. Young Peter Duvett has accepted a job as an assistant to the elusive portraitist Vienna Linn, in the remote town of Churchill, Manitoba. Across Canada, Linn has been arranging and photographing gruesome accidents for the private...

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The Diviners 28th July 2016

This is the powerful story of an independent woman who refuses to abandon her search for love. For Morag Gunn, growing up in a small Canadian prairie town is a toughening process—putting distance between herself and a world that...

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The Stone Angel 27th July 2016

In her best-loved novel, The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence introduces Hagar Shipley, one of the most memorable characters in Canadian fiction. Stubborn, querulous, self-reliant—and, at ninety, with her life nearly behind her—Hagar Shipley makes a bold last step towards...

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