Mount Pleasant, the second novel by the journalist and bestselling historian, Don Gillmor, is a dark comedy about money, the privileges of wealth and the nature of folly.
Mired in debt, Harry Salter is devastated to discover he has inherited only $4200 when he expected millions. Out of desperation, Harry digs into what happened to the money. As he follows a trail strewn with family secrets, he discovers not only that old money has lost its grip and new money taken on an ugly hue, but that his whole existence has been cast into shadow by the weight of his expectations.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Newsletter
Helen Humphreys is a versatile writer, open to and adept at experimentation. Though many of her novels are based on historical events, her lyrical prose harkens back to her beginnings as a poet. "Stark, precise poetry," said Kirkus Reviews of her 2008 novel Coventry which was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Her work has also been selected as a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year.
Humphreys takes up a new challenge in her latest book Nocturne, a deeply felt, haunting memoir both about and for her younger brother Martin, who passed away before she could come to terms with the fact that he had terminal cancer. Speaking directly to him, she lays bare their secrets, their disagreements, their early childhood together, their intense though unspoken love for each other. A memoir of grief, an honest self-examination in the face of profound pain, this poetic, candid and intimate book is an offering not only to the memory of Martin but to all those who are living through the death of family and friends.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month, Newsletter
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