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Remembering The Bones

A Novel

by (author) Frances Itani

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2012
Category
General, Literary, Contemporary Women
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781554681327
    Publish Date
    Dec 2007
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Audio

    ISBN
    9781554681310
    Publish Date
    Nov 2007
    List Price
    $29.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443402521
    Publish Date
    Jan 2012
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780006392620
    Publish Date
    Jul 2008
    List Price
    $16.50
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780002005401
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $29.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781554685721
    Publish Date
    Jan 2009
    List Price
    $18.99 USD

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Description

Georgina Danforth Witley shares her birthday—April 21, 1926—with Queen Elizabeth II, a coincidence that has led to an invitation to a special 80th-birthday lunch at Buckingham Palace. While she should be on her way to London, Georgie lies injured in a ravine not far from her own house, the result of a car accident en route to the airport. Desperately hopeful that someone will find her, Georgie relies on her strength, her family memories, her no-nonsense wit and a recitation of the names of the bones in her body—a long-forgotten exercise from childhood that reminds her she is still very much alive.Frances Itani brings us a novel that is charming and deeply felt, by turns fanciful and profound. Insightful and beautifully written, Remembering the Bones considers what a life is worth and reminds us that even the most ordinary of lives is extraordinary.

About the author

Besides her two previous books of poetry (No Other Lodgings, Fiddlehead, 1978 and Rentee Bay, Quarry, 1983), Frances Itani has published a children's book and co-authored a book of short stories. More recently, Frances Itani, a Member of the Order of Canada, had a spectacular international debut with her first novel, Deafening, which received a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean Region) and was shortlisted for the 2005 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; it was a #1 bestseller in Canada. Her second novel, Remembering The Bones, was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Itani’s short story collection, Poached Egg On Toast, won the 2005 Ottawa Book Award and the 2005 CAA Jubilee Award for Short Stories. Itani lives in Ottawa.

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