What a Friend We have in Gloria

Bruce Graham

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ISBN: 9781897426791

What a Friend We have in Gloria

  Author:   Bruce Graham    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

Gloria Belding has just hurled a rock through her neighbour’s window, scattering broken glass in all directions and barely missing Duddy McGill. Now she waits, fogged with drink, for the police to handcuff her and haul her away. She’s been down this road many times and expects to go before a judge, get fined and then get on with her sorry, alcoholic life.

But Gloria is wrong. She gets a chance to turn her life around. In Bruce Graham’s heartwarming and hilarious new book, the final book of the Snake Road trilogy, he takes readers back to the close-knit and quirky community, picking up where Duddy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore left off. It is a story of romance, love and reformation as Gloria discovers the road back to health and happiness is not a straight line. While Gloria learns new survival skills at Carson’s Point, back on the Parrsboro shore, Minnie is struggling to adjust to life after Duddy’s reformation. There’s other news as well. A new arrival has taken up residence in Mink Martin’s trailer and made a “breakthrough” discovery of his own: an artifact of great historical significance.

What A Friend We Have in Gloria is classic Bruce Graham, filled with all the usual weirdness of his kooky characters and the strange goings-on on this twisty little road in rural Nova Scotia. This time, the focus is on Gloria, former lover of Mink Martin, in a story that proves no matter how far down you sink in life, you can rise again.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781897426791
Item PC0246
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published onFebruary 4 2016
Language eng
Pages 226
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight232(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Bruce Graham, Nova Scotia writer, poet and playwright, is the author of eight books, three of which have been transformed to stage plays. His historical fiction includes Diligent River Daughter, Dream of the Dove, and Tapestry of Green. His humorous work, set in and around his hometown of Parrsboro, includes Ivor Johnson's Neighbours, Duddy Doesn't Live Here Anymore and The Parrsboro Boxing Club. Prior to his writing vocation, Bruce enjoyed a long and distinguished career in broadcasting. His nightly television commentaries, The Final Word, earned him the Atlantic Journalism Award.