When she makes the chance discovery of a framed sepia photograph of her grandmother and her twin sister, RCMP Constable Arabella Dryvynsydes decides to find out how a picture taken in 1914 in the mining town of Extension, BC wound up at a garage sale in small-town Saskatchewan almost one hundred years later. As Arabella sifts through caches of long-forgotten letters and unearths long-buried memories, she pieces together the heartbreaking truth of her family history and resolves a nearly century-old murder. In her debut novel, Myrna Dey skillfully moves back and forth between two time periods and two memorably resourceful female heroines.
Praise for Extensions
"The exploration of a character's identity through the prism of an ancestor's life is a popular conceit in Canadian literature, but Dey injects new life into it. Extensions is an engrossing story that includes sex and romance, murder and larceny, and a smattering of Canadian history."
~ Christina Decarie, Quill and Quire
About the author
Myrna Dey grew up in Calgary and received a B.A. and an M.A. from the university of Alberta. Following research in Berlin, she taught and studied German at the University of California, Berkeley, for two years in the mid-sixties. She also lived for six years in Guyana. Since 1976, she and her husband have made their home in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, where they raised their three daughters. Her short stories, articles, and essays have been published in Reader's Digest, NeWest Review, Canadian Living, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and Maclean's.