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The Imposter Bride

A Novel

by Nancy Richler

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list price: $29.99
edition:Hardcover
category: Fiction
published: March 2012
ISBN:9781443404020
publisher: HarperCollins
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When a young, enigmatic woman arrives in post-war Montreal, it is immediately clear that she is not who she claims to be. Her attempt to live out her life as Lily Azerov shatters as she disappears, leaving a new husband and baby daughter, and a host of unanswered questions. Who is she really and what happened to the young woman whose identity she has stolen? Why has she left and where did she go? It is left to the daughter she abandoned to find the answers to these questions as she searches for the mother she may never find or really know.

About the Author

Nancy Richler

NANCY RICHLER’s short fiction has been published in various American and Canadian literary journals, including Room of One’s Own, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, Another Chicago Magazine and The Journey Prize Anthology. Her first novel, Throwaway Angels, was published in 1996 and was shortlisted for the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel. Her second novel, Your Mouth Is Lovely, won the 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for fiction and Italy’s 2004 Adei-Wizo Prize. It has been translated into seven languages. Born in Montreal, Nancy Richler lived for many years in Vancouver but has recently returned to Montreal.

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Editorial Reviews

“Nancy Richler paints a deft and loving portrait of Jewish Montreal in the post-war years and then turns to wartime Europe for the dark mystery that provides her intriguing plot. The results are engrossing, both highly readable and moving.”

— Kate Taylor, author of <em>Mme Proust and</em> <em>the Kosher Kitchen</em>

“With this latest work, Richlerdelivers an intensely satisfying read, and cements her growing reputation as a fine contemporary Canadian novelist.”

— Montreal Gazette

“Richler’s strengths are at their height. She employs a vivid lyricism that interweaves psychological and geographical landscapes.”

— National Post

“Elegant, ambitious, accomplished. . . . A native Montrealer, [Richler] elucidates a compassionate, complex vision of her beloved community.”

— The Globe and Mail

The Imposter Bride is a jewel of a book. . . . These are characters that will stay with you long after you read the last word...and show us that even out of the greatest tragedy, it is possible to shape hope and love.”

— Naomi Benaron, author of <em>Running the Rift</em>

“With delicacy anad warmth, Richler weaves together the threads of a family: its closeness and secrets, opaqueness and hidden beauty, like the uncut gem whose mystery haunts these realistic characters. The rich storyline moves between the quotidian and the unspeakable, showing survivors starting over in an evocative post-war Montreal.”

— Daphne Kalotay, author of <em>Russian Winter</em>

“Beautiful. . . . A meticulously rendered character study. . . . A hopeful testament to the power of family and memory, and the importance and meaning of one’s name.”

— Winnipeg Free Press

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THE IMPOSTER BRIDE by Nancy Richler, Shortlisted for 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2013 Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction, Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year, Editor’s Choice, New York Times Book Review, Shortlisted for the Canadian Booksellers Author of the Year Award and Fiction Book of the Year Award. An intriguing story about a young Jewish girl growing up in Montreal after WWII. Her mother left when she was 3 months old, but her influence is teased out by deft storytelling. The girl's longing to believe in an absentee mother is heart wrenching.

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