Purple for Sky

Carol Bruneau

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ISBN: 9781771086431

Purple for Sky

  Author:   Carol Bruneau    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Mayhem unfolds and loyalties unravel in a tightly knit clan of Bible-thumping shopkeepers when the formidable Ruby Clarke develops dementia, and a secret is revealed about her mother that shatters ties binding Ruby’s niece, Lindy Hammond, to the failing family business. Set in a shrinking community in northern Nova Scotia—a town that a century ago was an industrial hub—this unforgettable novel interweaves the lives of three women from three generations and of the husbands, lovers, and customers who cross them. Past and present come to life in this rich, award-winning story that blends humour and grit, realism and the magic of everyday things, as colourful as the crazy quilt cherished by its characters.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771086431
Item NB1375
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onMarch 5 2003
Language eng
Pages 456
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5(in)
Shipping weight543(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Carol Bruneau is the author of three short story collections and four novels. Her first novel, Purple for Sky, won the 2001 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. Her 2007 novel, Glass Voices, was a Globe and Mail Best Book. Her reviews, stories, and essays have appeared nationwide in newspapers, journals, and anthologies, and two of her novels have been published internationally. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband, their dog, and their cat.