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Purple For Sky
By (author): Carol Bruneau
9781896951300 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Nova Scotia Mar 05, 2003
$21.95 CAD
Active 5.49 x 8.49 x 1.24 in | 548 gr 407 pages Cormorant Books
Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award 2001, Winner Dartmouth Book Award 2001, Winner

Carol Bruneau is the author of two collections of short stories — After the Angel Mill (1995) and Depth Rapture (1998) — as well as three universally acclaimed novels: Glass Voices (2007), a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year; Berth (2005); and Purple for Sky, which won the City of Dartmouth Book Award and the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize. Born in Halfiax, Bruneau is a graduate of Dalhousie University (B.A. and M.A.) and the University of Western Ontario (M.A. in Journalism). She has been writer-in-residence at Dalhousie and Acadia universities. Currently, she is an instructor at NSCAD University in Halifax.

Told though the eyes of three women from three generations, this lyrical tale of loyalty and isolation covers more than one hundred years of the Lewis family. Purple for Sky from author Carol Bruneau is set in Nova Scotia, and weaves the lives of the religious, shop-keeping clan together as they cope with husbands, lovers, locals and family secrets. After a lifetime of submission, Lindy discovers a secret that threatens the loyalty that she has always held so high, the loyalty that keeps her family so close together. She is now forced to decide between what she has always thought and an uncertain future. This tale is so subtly written and with such character development one cannot help but feel completely at ease with the characters even though they are experiencing enormous transformations.

“It is as meticulously crafted and multi-textured as the quilt that stands as the book’s central metaphor.” - The Globe and Mail

“Carol Bruneau has crafted an intricate and compelling novel.” - Atlantic Books Today

“In Lindy, Bruneau has created one of the most endearing characters to be found in a Canadian novel in years … Not since Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel has a writer rendered the ravages and quirks of dementia with such compassion and insight … this quilt of a novel is resplendent.” - The Sunday Herald

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