Our Daily Bread: A Novel

April 3, 2012|
Our Daily Bread: A Novel by Lauren B. Davis
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A novel about what happens when we view our neighbours as "The Other" and the transformative power of unlikely friendships; Our Daily Bread is inspired by the true story of the Goler Clan of Nova Scotia.

The God-fearing people of Gideon shun the Erskine Clan, who have lived on North Mountain in poverty, secrecy and isolation, believing their neighbours to be beyond salvation. "That''s the mountain," they say. "What do you expect from those people?"

Yet in both groups nearly everyone has secrets and nothing is as it seems.

On the mountain, Albert Erskine dreams of a better and safer life for his younger brothers and sisters. He lives by his code: "You keep your secrets to yourself and you keep your weaknesses a secret and your hurts a secret and your dreams you bury double deep."

In town, young Ivy Evans is relentlessly bullied by her classmates. Though her father, Tom, is a well-liked local, his troubled marriage to a restless outsider is a source of gossip. As rumors and innuendo about the Evans family spread, Ivy seeks refuge in Dorothy Carlisle, an independent-minded widow who runs a local antique store.

When Albert ventures down the mountain and seizes on the Evanses'' family crisis as an opportunity to befriend Ivy''s vulnerable teenage brother, Bobby, he sets in motion a chain of events that changes everything.

Lauren B. Davis is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novelsThe Stubborn Season, The Radiant City, Our Daily Bread—which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named a best book of the year by bothThe Globe and MailandThe Boston Globe—andThe Empty Room—named a best book of the year by t...
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Title:Our Daily Bread: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:312 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:312 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 1 in
Published:April 3, 2012
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443413824

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