Anna From Away by D. R. MacDonaldAnna From Away by D. R. MacDonald

Anna From Away

byD. R. MacDonald

Paperback | September 10, 2013

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“Subtle, powerful, seductive and suspenseful, this is anovel that will steal your heart away.” —THE CHRONICLE HERALD

When Anna Starling flees a dissolving marriage in California to save herself and her artistic career in Cape Breton, her life intersects with that of Red Murdock, a cabinetmaker who has recently lost the great love of his life, Rosaire. Surrounded by old ghosts and echoes of those who once lived in this isolated, depleted community, Anna and Murdock discover that the present is inextricably linked with the past and that both can lead to moral dilemmas. How grave is sexual betrayal? Who is behind the bale of marijuana that washes up on Anna’s shore, and what should she, an outsider, and Murdock, rooted to this placeand attracted to her, do about it? Can these two people ever overcome the pain of the past?

Part erotic love story, part quest for home and heart, Anna From Away is a superbly crafted tale of love after love, a tale rich in atmosphereand infused with lyrical descriptions of land and sea. Written with an ear for the cadences of Cape Breton and a profound understandingof the many emotional shadings that pass between men and women, this novel is another superb work from D.R. MacDonald.

D. R. MacDONALD was born in Cape Breton and grew up mostly in the United States. He has received two Pushcart Prizes, an Ingram Merrill Award and an O. Henry Award for his short fiction. His first novel,Cape Breton Road, received critical acclaim and became a national bestseller. His second novel,Lauchlin of the Bad Heart, was longlist...
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Title:Anna From AwayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.63 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006481698

ISBN - 13:9780006481690

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read The beauty and romance of Canada's East Coast serves as a fitting background for self-discovery. A California artist fleeing a broken marriage thinks a change in location will provide a respite of sorts and perhaps reignite her artistic muse. She arrives in winter at an isolated farmhouse overlooking the sea. Her nearest neighbour, a widower on a downward spiral following the death of his beloved wife is also in need of a reason to continue living. MacDonald fuses the very being of the novel's two protagonists with the ever changing yet constant beauty of Cape Breton.Though Anna Starling originally comes 'From Away,' she becomes native to this place as much as Red Murdock who has lived his entire life rooted in this land. A prosaic rendering of one's constant search for love and meaning in life, "Anna From Away" is a thoughtful, sensitive, and thoroughly enjoyable read. Grab that Muskoka chair with the comfy cushions and enjoy.
Date published: 2017-07-07