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The Stubborn Season - Lauren B. Davis
The Stubborn Season
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Where does one person end and the other begin? That's the question that haunts Irene, a girl growing up in Toronto during the Great Depression. Living with her father, a pharmacist who finds comfort in the bottle, and her mother, a woman teetering on the edge of her own depression, Irene's... show more
Where does one person end and the other begin? That's the question that haunts Irene, a girl growing up in Toronto during the Great Depression. Living with her father, a pharmacist who finds comfort in the bottle, and her mother, a woman teetering on the edge of her own depression, Irene's crumbling family situation mirrors the economic and social turmoil just beyond the front door of their respectable, working class neighbourhood home. As she grows into a young woman, Irene finds herself consumed by her mother's increasingly erratic moods and isolated in a world where unemployment, poverty and bigotry have taken firm root. Yet in the midst of lives that seem lost, Irene finds strength in the unlikely form of David, a young man from the Jewish farming community of Sonnenfeld, Saskatchewan, who is fighting his own battle for dignity, hope and a place in the world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780006391869 (0006391869)
ASIN: 6391869
Publisher: Harpet Perennial Canada
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 The Stubborn Season
What can I say? I wrote the book, so I have to be nice with it or I get nightmares.If you live in the US and are trying to get the book, it's probably easiest to go to my website and order it there. www.laurenbdavis.com (Alas, HarperColllins Canada isn't distributing to the US.) Thanks.
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 The Stubborn Season
What can I say? I wrote the book, so I have to be nice with it or I get nightmares.If you live in the US and are trying to get the book, it's probably easiest to go to my website and order it there. www.laurenbdavis.com (Alas, HarperColllins Canada isn't distributing to the US.) Thanks.
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 A few reviews . . .
“A gleaming debut … a terrific first novel … compelling social history … This is a wonderful novel … every character is sincerely drawn; these sentences just gleam.The Stubborn Season is one of those rare novels I look forward to reading again.” —The Toronto Star “Davis’ portrayal of her [Margaret's...
Mellkoh
Mellkoh rated it
4.0 The Stubborn Season
This book transported us back to depression era Toronto as well as to life (if you can call it a life) on the rails during the same period. The story of Irene and her family is darkly compelling in its gut-wrenching heartache. All three members of the family are afflicted by the ravages of imprope...
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