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Fiction Literary

Making a Stone of the Heart

A Novel

by (author) Cynthia Flood

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2002
Literary, General
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2002
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When curmudgeonly Owen Jones died in a Bella Coola nursing home, no one who knew the elderly man could imagine the extraordinary story of his life. Spooling backwards through time against the backdrop of Vancouver's raw, exuberant growth over the last hundred years, Making a Stone of the Heart tells Owen's story and those of his lover, Dora Dow, and of Dr. Jonathan Smyth. The lives of the three have been irrevocably tied together by their knowledge of two terrible secrets — secrets that spun each of their lives off on unforeseen trajectories. What are the secrets of the heart that each carries within? What mysteries lie in their pasts? As their lives unwind back to the beginning, the answers are expertly revealed.

About the author

Cynthia Flood’s stories have won numerous awards, including The Journey Prize and National Magazine awards, and have been widely anthologized. Her novel Making a Stone of the Heart was nominated for the City of Vancouver Book Prize in 2002. She is the author of the acclaimed short story collections The Animals in Their Elements (1987) and My Father Took a Cake to France (1992). She lives on Vancouver’s East side.

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