No Good Asking: A Novel

byFran Kimmel

Paperback | October 2, 2018

No Good Asking: A Novel by Fran Kimmel
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A profoundly moving exploration of our capacity to heal one another.

Ellie and Eric Nyland have moved their two sons back to Eric's childhood farmhouse, hoping for a fresh start. But there's no denying it, their family is falling apart, each one of them isolated by private sorrows, stresses, and missed signals. With every passing day, Ellie's hopes are buried deeper in the harsh winter snows.

When Eric finds Hannah Finch, the girl across the road, wandering alone in the bitter cold, his rusty police instincts kick in, and he soon discovers there are bad things happening in the girl's house. With nowhere else to send her, the Nylands reluctantly agree to let Hannah stay with them until she can find a new home after the Christmas holidays. But Hannah proves to be more balm than burden, and the Nylands discover that the only thing harder than taking Hannah in may be letting her go.

Fran Kimmel is the author of The Shore Girl, which was named a CBC Top-40 Book and won the Alberta Readers' Choice Award in 2013. Fran's short stories have appeared in literary journals from coast to coast and have twice been selected for The Journey Prize Stories anthology. Born and raised in Calgary, Fran now writes and teaches in La...
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Title:No Good Asking: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.66 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.66 inPublished:October 2, 2018Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:177041438X

ISBN - 13:9781770414389

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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