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Pstirlingfox made a comment Apr 20 2018
"This book is breathtaking, heartbreaking, compelling and inspiring. Heather’s beautifully lyrical style gave the story a dream-like, poetic quality, without softening the contrast of the darkest parts of the narrative. Ari Appleton is the most ..." Permalink
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Pstirlingfox added a title to their Completed shelf Apr 20 2018
Vincent Appleton smiles at his daughters, raises a gun, and blows off his head. For the Appleton sisters, life had unravelled many times before. This time it explodes. Eight-year-old Hariet, known to all as Ari, is dispatched to Cape Breton and...
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Pstirlingfox made a comment Mar 25 2018
"I never read this book as a child. After having now read it to my child, I see what I missed. Reading this book together was enjoyable for us both." Permalink
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Pstirlingfox added a title to their Completed shelf Mar 24 2018
WINNER 2013 - National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction FINALIST 2014 - Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction FINALIST 2014 - Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction LONGLISTED 2015 - International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award A searing new novel, at...
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Pstirlingfox added a title to their Completed shelf Mar 24 2018
Practicing midwife Dora Rare works in Scots Bay, Nova Scotia during the early part of the twentieth century, but the midwifery tradition is threatened when medical doctor Gilbert Thomas arrives with promises of fast, painless childbirth.
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