The Holding

March 1, 2005|
The Holding by Merilyn Simonds
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Alyson Thomson has left the city for an abandoned farm in the Madawaska hills of Ontario, with Walker, a potter. There, they live a life of artistic and emotional independence, until eventually the isolation brings to the fore tensions and conflicts within the relationship. After a tragedy enters Alyson’s life, she uncovers, in the ruins of a decrepit log cabin, the hidden writings of a young woman who lived on their land more than a hundred years before. As Alyson reads the harrowing tale of Margaret MacBayne, who left behind hardship in a Scottish seacoast town for the Canadian bush in 1859 with the hope of building a new life, she finds Margaret’s story comes to parallel her own in disturbing and unpredictable ways. A brilliant illumination of the lives of two women who occupy the same place a century apart, The Holding reveals the things we keep most guarded, whose truths often lie in unexpected places.
Title:The HoldingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:328 pages, 8.35 X 5.37 X 0.67 inShipping dimensions:328 pages, 8.35 X 5.37 X 0.67 inPublished:March 1, 2005Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0771080727

ISBN - 13:9780771080722

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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