It is 1939. England has declared war on Germany, and Canada will march beside her. Soon the lives of five young friends living in rugged, pristine Cape Breton will be changed forever. Fiddler Benny Doucet, prospective med student Calum MacPherson, and fisherman Hector MacDonald all decide to enlist. But Calum’s handicapped brother Hamish is stuck at home, while Alex MacGreggor, in love with the postmistress, hides in his mother’s attic. The fate of these devoted friends, during and after the war, hinges on forces beyond their control in this lyrical, vibrant novel by an award-winning writer.
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BEATRICE MACNEIL is the bestselling author of Where White Horses Gallop, The Moonlight Skater, and There is a Mouse in the House of Miss Crouse. In 1999, she received the Tic Butler Award for outstanding contribution to Cape Breton writing and culture. She lives in Cape Breton.Review:
“Beatrice MacNeil has a brilliant insight into the souls of the wounded. This is a splendid novel.” (ALISTAIR MACLEOD 2013-10-25)
“[M]agnificent...MacNeil’s novel provides a wonderful insight into personal fear and personal tragedy. It shows how war can deny a future; yet despite the interlude of sorrow the novel so well describes, there is still hope. This is clearly an award-winning novel, one which deserves a wide circulation. No review of this length could do justice to its power and profundity.” (CAPE BRETON POST 2013-10-25)
“Beatrice MacNeil has written a wonderful book, heartwrenching in its story and lyrically beautiful in its telling...Her vivid and original descriptions, her poetic metaphors and similes, and the graceful cadences of her sentences all remind us of the great pleasure to be had in the reading of finely crafted prose.” (THE GLOBE AND MAIL 2013-10-25)
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Book Description Key Porter Books, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. new mint condition. Bookseller Inventory # F39F11
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