When Alice Lay Down with Peter
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Random House of Canada Limited
Winner of the 2001 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.
Winner of the 2001 Rogers Writers' Trust Prize
Blondie McCormack, who remembers everything about her 109 years, including her own conception when her parents rode with Métis buffalo hunters, narrates this century- spanning novel that is as rich and varied as the landscape it lovingly evokes. It begins in Orkney in the 1860s when Blondie's mother, Alice, falls in love with Peter and pursues him to the New World. The story spans Riel's first rebellion down through the Great Depression to recent times.