A Novel

Book - 2014
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"In 1919, only months after the end of the Great War, the men and women of Deseronto struggle to recover from wounds of the past. Kenan, a young soldier who has returned from the war damaged and disfigured, confines himself to his small house on the Bay of Quinte. His wife, Tress, attempting to adjust to the trauma that overwhelms her husband and which has changed their marriage, seeks advice from her Aunt Maggie. Maggie, along with her husband, Am, who cares for the town clock tower, have their own sorrows. Maggie finds joy in her friendship with a local widow and in the Choral Society started by Lukas, a music director who has moved to the town from an unknown place in war-torn Europe. While rehearsing and performing, Maggie rediscovers a part of herself that she had long set
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781443406925
Characteristics: 321 p.


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lotuslori_8 Dec 27, 2017

I found the first 2/3 of the novel ho-hum, but as the long hidden feelings of the characters began to reveal themselves their stories became much more interesting. In the end, I did enjoy the book.

Nov 16, 2015

A nice book; it gives you a feel of the life of people in Ontario a round the first world war.

Jan 25, 2015

Disappointing as a follow-up to Deafening.

Jan 10, 2015

"I suppose that's the stuff we are made of, stories and journeys great or small, complete or incomplete, whatever gets passed on to us down the line."

Itani 'tells' well.

Jan 02, 2015

Started off well but fizzled out really.I skipped along quickly to the end.Was nominated for the Giller.

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