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Fiction Literary

Three Views Of Crystal Water

by (author) Katherine Govier

Publisher
HarperCollins Canada
Initial publish date
Dec 2010
Category
Literary
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443401005
    Publish Date
    Dec 2010
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780006393849
    Publish Date
    Aug 2006
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780002005890
    Publish Date
    Aug 2005
    List Price
    $32.95

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Vera Lowinger Drew is the last of a pearling dynasty. When she is left motherless, her only refuge is in Japan with her grandfather’s young mistress, among the legendary ama women divers. With their age-old strength to guide her, Vera comes into her own—until World War II turns her friends into “the enemy.” Three Views of Crystal Water crosses generations and continents with a story of love, war and the quest for the lustrous, elusive pearl.

This Perennial edition of Katherine Govier’s powerful novel is enhanced with a P.S. section featuring pearl lore, and historical and biographical detail.

About the author

KATHERINE GOVIER’s most recent novel, The Ghost Brush, is about the daughter of the famous Japanese printmaker Hokusai. It was published in the United States as The Printmaker’s Daughter, and in translation in Romania, Spain, Quebec and Japan. Katherine’s novel Creation, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2003. She won Canada's Marian Engel Award for a woman writer (1997) and the Toronto Book Award (1992). She has twice been shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium prize. The author of twelve books, Katherine has been instrumental in establishing two innovative writing programs, Writers in Electronic Residence and The Shoe Project, which works to improve the written and spoken English of immigrant women. Katherine travels between Toronto and Canmore, Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains.

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