Quarry by Catherine GrahamQuarry by Catherine Graham


byCatherine Graham

Paperback | June 1, 2017

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Set in southern Ontario during the 1980’s, acclaimed poet Catherine Graham’s debut novel is as layered as the open-pit mine for which it is named. Only child Caitlin Maharg lives with her parents beside a water-filled limestone quarry, but her idyllic upbringing collapses when she learns her mother is dying. After a series of family secrets emerges, she must confront the past and face her uncertain future. Lyrically charged, jewelled with images, and at times darkly comic, Graham’s prose weaves a mysterious, hypnotic tale of loss, deception, and the courage to swim the depths of life alone.

Title:QuarryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 1, 2017Publisher:Two Wolves PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0995185816

ISBN - 13:9780995185814


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quarry is rich and evocative Catherine Graham uses her sophisticated poetic eye and ear to bring alive this gripping story of young Caitlin Maharg, as she and her family love their way through devastating loss and family intrigue. The setting is a character in its own right, remote, haunting, and beautiful. You won't want to put this novel down, even after you've finished reading. Graham's writing is magic!
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A well-crafted tale that holds you throughout the story After taking a wonderful 5-day intensive Creative Writing workshop with Catherine Graham, "Quarry" was on my must-read pile of books. Very quickly once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. This is an excellent book, clearly written by a poet who understands the beauty of language, and is a wonderful telling of an engaging story. Thank you Catherine –– I have now passed it on to my wife's book pile.
Date published: 2018-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read Quarry is a tender and sensitive story of a young woman's journey through grief and coming of age. Catherine Graham's lyrical language lifts the story off of the page and into your heart: "... grief was waiting for a giant black kettle to boil."; "...watch the day lay her red blade." A lovely read and a wonderful first novel.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A terrific book ! I loved this novel! It is beautifully written with nature imagery throughout. The characters are richly portrayed, especially the main character. She is insightful and wise and innocent at the same time. There are many touching moments and many humorous ones as well. I was so interested in her story, that I read the book over two days! I would love to read a sequel - it would make a great TV/ netflix series ! Highly recommend this powerful book!
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this book! I loved every word of Quarry. Graham's poetic sensibilities shine through the prose making a compelling story even more impactful. I will remember this book for a long time--the characters and places lingered after I've put the book down. I highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book! A wonderfully well-written book.
Date published: 2017-10-31