8.14.2011

Sunday Sale: A Good House (Bonnie Burnard)

Secrets of a Book Lover

Welcome to my new feature, Sunday Sale.  Each Sunday, I will feature a book from my inventory and will offer it at half price.  I usually only have one copy of each book, so it's first come, first served.  To view my inventory, click the button above.  Thanks!

A Good House (Bonnie Burnard)
List Price: $14.00
My Price: $8.00
Sunday Sale Price: $4.00

Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers

In Canadian short-story writer Bonnie Burnard's deeply moving novel, we meet the Chambers family: Bill and Sylvia and their three children, an ordinary family from Ontario. Beginning in 1949, we follow the Chambers for the next fifty years through the many joys and disappointments of their lives: a childhood accident, a tragic illness ending in death, and a remarriage for Bill. Some of the children choose a traditional route, marrying and having children of their own. One forges her own very new path. The clan expands and changes; marriages fail and careers bloom. But despite the heart-aches and difficulties each member of the family faces, there is never a lack of love to be found. With writing so clear and crisp it rings with honesty and grace, Burnard's characters work their way under your skin and into your heart-an auspicious debut.

"Beautifully written. The ordinary moments of life become luminous, lovely, under this compassionate eye."

—Elizabeth Strout, author of Amy and Isabelle

"The finest novel published in some years.Its grace, its generosity, its humanity are present on each of its pages."

—Carol Shields, author of The Stone Diaries

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