To the Edge of the Sea by Anne McDonaldTo the Edge of the Sea by Anne McDonald

To the Edge of the Sea

byAnne McDonald

Paperback | March 31, 2011

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Alex was in harmony with the water. He taught himself to swim, and liked working the sea off Prince Edward Island as his fisherman father did, but he always yearned for something more. His brother Reggie despised it all - the water that brought death, the seasickness, and he needed to breathe the air of farms. Reggie yearned for escape. Mercy Coles lived on the same island as Alex and Reggie, but lived in Charlottetown's society and yearned for experience.

All three would get their wish, but coincidence would shape those wishes in profound ways. Alex would find himself on a circus trapeze fated to meet the Niagara Falls tightrope artist, Farini. Alex would join the farmers' protests against the tax collectors, and battle the demons of guilt in the supposed death of his brother. Mercy would find herself landlocked on John A. Macdonald's hard-drinking and dancing campaign to sell confederation statutes, attracted to his power while thinking him the ugliest man in Canada.

Anne McDonald weaves a series of spells that pull this beautifully written novel through a tightly woven script. Rich in tone and textured for a very rewarding reading experience, To the Edge of the Sea combines great storytelling with polished literary control.

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Anne McDonald has been writing for sixteen years and her work has appeared in The Society and Descant and has been broadcast on CBC Radio. The Coincidence of Water and Air (original title of To the Edge of the Sea) was First Alternate for the John V. Hicks fiction manuscript award and she was keynote speaker at the Sage Hill Teen Writi...
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Title:To the Edge of the SeaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 31, 2011Publisher:Thistledown PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897235852

ISBN - 13:9781897235850

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a wonderful book that calls me home Wonderful book - best I have read in a long while. I always love a good book that pulls me in, but how sad I am when I come to the last page and read the last word that it's done and the world I have reveled in all falls away. Now how I wish I could go "home" to the island and see the red clay driveway and feel the shells crush under my feet and smell the lilac bush and hear the screen door close as I run out to play and pick blueberries!
Date published: 2011-06-08