When the folk rock group Hearts of Flame broke up Ruby and the other members gravitate from Alberta to Toronto. The booming city at the end of the eighties offers all these outsiders a way to thrive. Then Ruby disappears. The police fail to turn up any leads. From the glass towers of Toronto's business elite to the shattered dreams of the city's street people, Blair searches for her friend. She finds only questions. Portrait of a city and a generation, HEARTS OF FLAME is a novel about friendship and loss.
About the author
KATHERINE GOVIER’s most recent novel, The Ghost Brush, is about the daughter of the famous Japanese printmaker Hokusai. It was published in the United States as The Printmaker’s Daughter, and in translation in Romania, Spain, Quebec and Japan. Katherine’s novel Creation, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2003. She won Canada's Marian Engel Award for a woman writer (1997) and the Toronto Book Award (1992). She has twice been shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium prize. The author of twelve books, Katherine has been instrumental in establishing two innovative writing programs, Writers in Electronic Residence and The Shoe Project, which works to improve the written and spoken English of immigrant women. Katherine travels between Toronto and Canmore, Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains.
Other titles by Katherine Govier
Building on a Literary Identity
The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel
Katherine Govier Three-Book Bundle
Fables of Brunswick Ave., Three Views of Crystal Water, and The Ghost Brush -
Half for You and Half for Me
Best-loved Nursery Rhymes and the Stories Behind Them
The Printmaker's Daughter
The Ghost Brush
Three Views Of Crystal Water
Fables Of Brunswick Avenue