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The Channel Shore

by (author) Charles Bruce

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jan 2018
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1988
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
    List Price

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Selected for Nova Scotia's 150 Books of Influence!

Charles Bruce's classic novel tells the story of the people of 'the shore', a small fictional rural community along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia which closely resembles Bruce's childhood home on Chedabucto Bay. He weaves a moving and well-grounded account of rural life &;#8212; the opportunities, relationships and conflicts in the community in the aftermath of the First World War.


About the author

CHARLES BRUCE was born and raised in Port Shoreham, Nova Scotia. After graduating from Mount Allison University he worked as a journalist, first for the Halifax Chronicle Herald. After working as a war correspondent in Europe during the Second World war, he moved to Toronto where he was the general manager of the Canadian Press news agency. His six volumes of poetry won him the 1951 Governor-General's award for Poetry. The Channel Shore is Bruce's only novel.

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  • Commended, Nova Scotia's 150 Books of Influence

Editorial Reviews

"One of the finest interpretations of Canadian life to be produced in this country."

Poet and publisher, Fred Cogswell

"You don't just read this book. You live it."

Novelist Thomas H. Raddall

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