The Winterhouse by Robin McgrathThe Winterhouse by Robin Mcgrath

The Winterhouse

byRobin Mcgrath

Paperback | September 16, 2009

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"My father has married me to a mad old man." These words, written on a slip of paper inside a fading brocade collar, are a clue to the unlikely marriage of a Jewish remittance man and a 14-year-old orphan in a remote Newfoundland fishing station. More curious still are the connections that entangle a retired schoolteacher and an Israeli scholar almost two centuries later. When the bereaved Rosehannah Quint and her mysterious "mister" retreat into winter quarters at the back of Ireland's Eye, the two begin to develop an understanding based on curiosity as well as upon need - an understanding that works its way down the years. The Winterhouse is a compelling novel about finding oneself and creating one's own community.

Robin McGrath was born in Newfoundland in 1949, one of "the castor oil babies" of the anti-confederate movement. She obtained a doctorate at the University of Western Ontario and was an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, specializing in Inuit literature. McGrath is the author of over a dozen books, including Trouble a...
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Title:The WinterhouseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:September 16, 2009Publisher:Breakwater Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1897174519

ISBN - 13:9781897174517

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