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Book Title: A Good House: A Novel|
Date of issue: March 3rd 2015
ISBN 13: 9781466891586
The author of the book: Bonnie Burnard
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 18.18 MB
Edition: Henry Holt and Co.
Read full description of the books A Good House: A Novel:A runaway #1 bestseller in Canada, this richly layered first novel tells the story of the intricacies and rituals that shape a family's life over three generations
A Good House begins in 1949 in Stonebrook, Ontario, home to the Chambers family. The postwar boom and hope for the future colors every facet of life: possibilities seem limitless for Bill, his wife, Sylvia, and their three children.
In the fifty years that follow, the possibilities narrow into lives, etched by character, fate, and circumstance. Sylvia's untimely death marks her family indelibly but in ways only time will reveal. Paul's perfect marriage yields an imperfect child. Daphne unabashedly follows an unconventional path, while Patrick discovers that his happiness requires a series of compromises. Bill confronts the onset of old age less gracefully than anticipated, and throughout, his second wife, Margaret, remains, surprisingly, the family anchor.
With her remarkable ability to probe the hidden, often disturbing landscapes of love and to illuminate the complexities of human experience, Bonnie Burnard brings to her deceptively simple narrative a clarity that is both moving and profound.
Read information about the authorBonnie Burnard was a Canadian novelist and short story writer.
She grew up in Forest, Ontario and lived much of her life in Saskatchewan. Burnard based her books on her roots in Southwestern Ontario.
In 1989 Women of Influence won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for a first novel. In 1995 she was awarded the Marian Engel Award, and in 1999, she won the Giller Prize for her novel, A Good House.
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