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Wayne Johnston
Birth date: May 22, 1958
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
I've read a few Newfoundland novels lately, but this one, a fictionalized autobiography of Joey Smallwood, Newfoundland's first Premier, differs from the rest of them in that it is largely an urban novel, with most of the action set either in St. John's or in New York. Smallwood spent time working f...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
"We are a people in whose bodies old sea-seeking rivers roar with blood." I had The Colony Of Unrequited Dreams on my Canada reading list. To be fair, the book was not high up on the list as my knowledge of and interest in Newfoundland was pretty non-existent. If I say my interest in Newfoundland ...
TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it 6 years ago
Received a copy of The Son Of A Certain Woman By Wayne Johnston through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway. The great thing about the First Reads Giveaway is that I get the chance to read Canadian authors that I may never have gotten exposed to otherwise.Think 12 and Holding meets Modern Family, and...
sarah
sarah rated it 9 years ago
This was the most fun I can ever remember having with Canadian history. I was fascinated by the characters' personal lives, and very interested in the development of Newfoundland as a country before it entered Confederation. I wish it could have been written from the point of view of Sheilagh Fieldi...
The Review Man
The Review Man rated it 11 years ago
I must admit that I was disappointed by World of Wonders. After the brilliance and wit of Fifth Business and the psychological musings of The Manticore, I somehow expected a more satisfying conclusion to the Deptford Trilogy.Not that World of Wonders was boring; far from it! I seriously doubt that R...
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