Paperback | September 21, 2010

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Compassionate, honest and unsparing, this extraordinary novel captures the many shades of friendship and love through the story of three women who are lifetime friends.

Sandra, Collen and Jude share sexual secrets, decorating tips, counsel on marriage, even a hairdresser. Despite their differences and occasional snarls, the friendship only grows stronger over time, and their partners, Jack, Richard and Gus, go along with it, letting it shape their lives. Now, with Sandra's crisis, everyone must find a way to endure the present and imagine the future. Sweeping through and beyond the second half of the twentieth century -- from men on the moon to 9/11 -- this intimate story of friendship creates an indelible portrait of three women balanced on the knife edge of middle age.

Suddenly is classic Burnard: subtle, witty, revelatory, brave. This is a seminal novel with the power to change the way women -- and men -- understand one another. 
Bonnie Burnard is a past winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best First Book Award for her first collection of short stories,Women of Influence. Her second collection,Casino & Other Stories, was nominated for a Giller Prize and was awarded the Saskatchewan Best Book of the Year Award. She was also the recipient of the 1995 Maria...
Title:SuddenlyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.82 inPublished:September 21, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006485243

ISBN - 13:9780006485247

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"Bonnie Burnard delivers a novel about death that is teeming with life... Another unassuming masterpiece that transports the life unfolding before our very eyes onto the canvas of the page." - THE GLOBE AND MAIL ()