On New Year’s Eve, Dixie and her husband Grady set off on a car trip. They plan to visit Grady’s family, five hours away. But soon they’re caught in a blizzard. They turn off the highway and go to their friend Ron’s house.Both Grady and Ron are RCMP officers. When Ron must go out on duty, Grady goes with him.
Dixie spends the evening sharing secrets with a couple of other RCMP wives. By midnight, Dixie has learned a thing or two about marriage, and about love.
New Year’s Eve leads to a turning point for Dixie and Grady. And a new road for them both.
About the author
Marina Endicott’s second novel, Good to a Fault, was winner of the regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award, Canada and the Caribbean, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and one of The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2008. Her debut novel, Open Arms, was a finalist for the 2001 Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and broadcast on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers. Endicott’s stories have been featured in Coming Attractions and shortlisted for the Journey Prize and the Western Magazine Awards. She was born in Golden, BC and grew up in Vancouver, Nova Scotia and Toronto. She has been an actor, director, playwright and editor, and was Dramaturge of the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre for many years. She lives in Edmonton.