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Fiction Literary

A Good House

by (author) Bonnie Burnard

Publisher
HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Jun 2010
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780312420321
    Publish Date
    Oct 2001
    List Price
    $24.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554688517
    Publish Date
    Jun 2010
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554685264
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780006393016
    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price
    $12.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780002255264
    Publish Date
    Aug 1999
    List Price
    $29.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780006485261
    Publish Date
    Jul 2000
    List Price
    $19.95

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Bill Chambers has come home from the second World War with several fingers of his right hand missing but with his will to restore his family life intact. He wants the best for his wife, Sylvia, and his children, Patrick, Paul and Daphne, and with his steady job at the hardware store, the future stretches out before him. So opens Bonnie Burnard’s brilliant, superbly crafted novel about three generations of an ordinary small-town family from the 1950s to the 1990s. As the family members spread out from their community into the larger world, the bonds deepen, widen and sometimes fray. Loyalties are tested by time and chance, people resort to necessary, self-preserving lies, and love creates its own snares.

About the author

 

 

Bonnie Burnard is a past winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best First Book Award for her first collection of short stories, Women of Influence. Her second collection, Casino & Other Stories, was nominated for a Giller Prize and was awarded the Saskatchewan Best Book of the Year Award. She was also the recipient of the 1995 Marian Engel Award, given to honor a woman writer in mid-career. Born in southern Ontario, she lived for many years in Regina and now lives in London, Ontario.

 

Bonnie Burnard’s Casino & Other Stories was shortlisted for the inaugural Giller Prize and won the Saskatchewan Best Book Award. Her first story collection, Women of Influence, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Her first novel, A Good House, won The Giller Prize and the CBA People’s Choice Award and was published around the world in many languages. A recipient of the Marian Engle Award, Burnard lives in London, Ontario.

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