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Purple for Sky

by (author) Carol Bruneau

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Nov 2017
Category
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771086431
    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
    List Price
    $21.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781896951300
    Publish Date
    Mar 2003
    List Price
    $21.95

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Mayhem unfolds and loyalties unravel in a tightly knit clan of Bible-thumping shopkeepers when the formidable Ruby Clarke develops dementia, and a secret is revealed about her mother that shatters ties binding Ruby's niece, Lindy Hammond, to the failing family business. Set in a shrinking community in northern Nova Scotia--a town that a century ago was an industrial hub--this unforgettable novel interweaves the lives of three women from three generations and of the husbands, lovers, and customers who cross them. Past and present come to life in this rich, award-winning story that blends humour and grit, realism and the magic of everyday things, as colourful as the crazy quilt cherished by its characters.

About the author

Carol Bruneau's most recent title from Cormorant Books is Glass Voices. She is also the author of Berth. Her novel Purple For Sky (Cormorant, 2000) won the City of Dartmouth Fiction Prize and the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, Depth Rapture and After the Angel Mill, both published by Cormorant Books. She has taught creative writing in the continuing education departments of Mount St.Vincent University and Nova Scotia Community College; she is now on faculty of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, where she teaches writing. Carol lives in Halifax with her husband and three sons.

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