Cool Water

Paperback | November 30, 2010

byDianne Warren

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Juliet, Saskatchewan, is a blink-of-an-eye kind of town -- the welcome sign announces a population of 1,011 people -- and it’s easy to imagine that nothing happens on its hot and dusty streets. Situated on the edge of the Little Snake sand hills, Juliet and its inhabitants are caught in limbo between a century -- old promise of prosperity and whatever lies ahead.

But the heart of the town beats in the rich and overlapping stories of its people: the foundling who now owns the farm his adoptive family left him; the pregnant teenager and her mother, planning a fairytale wedding; a shy couple, well beyond middle age, struggling with the recognition of their feelings for one another; a camel named Antoinette; and the ubiquitous wind and sand that forever shift the landscape. Their stories bring the prairie desert and the town of Juliet to vivid and enduring life.

This wonderfully entertaining, witty and deeply felt novel brims with forgiveness as its flawed people stumble towards the future.

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Juliet, Saskatchewan, is a blink-of-an-eye kind of town -- the welcome sign announces a population of 1,011 people -- and it’s easy to imagine that nothing happens on its hot and dusty streets. Situated on the edge of the Little Snake sand hills, Juliet and its inhabitants are caught in limbo between a century -- old promise of prosper...

Dianne Warren is the author of three books of short fiction and three plays. Her playSerpent in the Night Skywas shortlisted for aGovernor General’s Award for Dramain 1992. Her most recent collection,A Reckless Moon, was aGlobe and MailBest Bookof 2002, and in 2004 she won theMarian Engel Awardfor a woman writer in mid-career.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554685591

ISBN - 13:9781554685592

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?Warren demonstrates a finely tuned understanding of the importance of everyday life that is reminiscent of Carol Shields' abilities to transform the quotidian into something meaningful.?
- Winnipeg Free Press ()