The Danger Tree: Memory, War And The Search For A Family's Past

April 1, 2001|
The Danger Tree: Memory, War And The Search For A Family's Past by David Macfarlane
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Emulating the circuitous tales told by his mother''s relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, David Macfarlane has crafted a masterpiece of history and memory that will remain indelibly in the minds of its readers. Macfarlane weaves the major events of Newfoundland''s twentieth century-the ravages of tuberculosis; the great seal-hunt disaster; the bitter debate over whether to become part of Canada; and above all, the First World War-into a saga of the ill-starred yet heroic fortunes of his family, who were rarely in control of events but often at the center of them. With deep affection, he brings to life a multigenerational cast of characters who are as colorful as only Newfoundlanders can be-heroes and charlatans, pirates and dreamers, whose humanity manages to illuminate and enrich our own.
Holding a B.A. from the University of Toronto, David Macfarlane writes a regular weekly column for Canada''s Globe and Mail, for which he won a National Newspaper Award in 1997. He is also the author of one novel, Summer Gone, which won the 1999 Chapters first novel award and was a finalist for the prestigious "Giller Prize". It is ava...
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Title:The Danger Tree: Memory, War And The Search For A Family's Past
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.67 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.67 in
Published:April 1, 2001
Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780802776167

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