[Epub] ↠ A Good House Author Bonnie Burnard – Diclofenac16.us

A Good House Barnes Noble Discover Great New WritersIn 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

[Epub] ↠ A Good House  Author Bonnie Burnard – Diclofenac16.us
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • A Good House
  • Bonnie Burnard
  • English
  • 25 August 2018
  • 0805064958

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ A Good House Author Bonnie Burnard – Diclofenac16.us


  1. says:

    Read it twice to remember why it was I liked it the first time Now I ll have to pull it off the shelf again one day I can say that I liked it farthan her book of short stories.


  2. says:

    not sure if I will finish this so far it has not engaged me someone else called it a laundry list well that came true It s not a very long book but I had a sinking feeling on page 1 as the little stream burbled out of a cleft in the hills, made its way through the town whose name I forget, performed a right turn at the backs of some houses with a story to tell and proceeded in a north westerly direction past the parade ground where I m making the details up, but this was the tone not sure if I will finish this so far it has ...


  3. says:

    This book was given to me as a gift one found at a yard sale for 1 , and I encountered it knowing nothing about the author or the story.I loved it It s the story of a family over 50 years, which seems kind of ho hum, been there read that, right Burnard makes it into somethingShe makes daily life and the big events illness, early death, loss of love equally riveting I slowed down as I came to the last few chapters of this novel, not wanting to hurry it.There s nothing epic in this fa This book was given to me as a gift one found at a yard sale for 1 , and I encountered it knowing nothing about the author or the story.I loved it It s the story of a family over 50 years, which seems kind of ho hum, been there read that, right Burnard makes it into somethingShe makes daily life and the b...


  4. says:

    I like the meandering style of this family story I was rather partial to the story gaps, where chapters would start 2 9 years later and you are left to catch up on what had happened and what was happening I found it an enticing way to read a story.The almost never judgmental love that is portrayed in the story is a nice change from the often dysfunctional families in so many books.I also like how, for the most part, the entire story focuses on the people in the family Not on the changing worl I like the meandering style of this family story I was rather partial to the story gaps, where chapters would start 2 9 years later and you are left to catch up on what had happened and what was happening I found it an enticing way to read a story.The almost never judgmental love that is portrayed in the story is a nice change from the often dysfunctional families in so many books.I also like how, for the most part, the entire story focuses on the people in the family Not on the changing worl...


  5. says:

    4 STARS A Good House begins in 1949 in Stonebrook, Ontario, home to the Chambers family The postwar boom and hope for the future color every facet of life the possibilities seem limitless for Bill, his wife Sylvia, and their three children.In the fifty years that follow, the possibilities narrow Sylvia s untimely death marks her family indelibly but in ways only time will reveal Paul s perfect marriage yields an imperfect child Daphne unabashedly follows an unconventional path, while Patric 4 STARS A Good House begins in 1...


  6. says:

    I almost gave up on this a couple of times It is a family story told over a period of 50 years, but the author goes into way too much detail It begins in 1949, then jumps to 1953, then 1955 and on up to 1997 Sometimes these gaps make the story a bit difficult to follow A child is born in 1963, and is mentioned in 1970, but you don t really know much about her until she is an adult in 1986 With the birth of children and grandchildren, there were so many characters I had trouble keeping track I almost gave up on this a couple of times It is a family story told over a period of 50 years, but the author goes into way too much detail It begins in 1949, then jumps to 1953, then 1955 and on up to 1997 Sometimes these gaps make the story a bit difficult to follow A child is born in 1963, and is mentioned in 1970, but you don t really know much about her until she is an adult in 1986 With the birth of children and grandchildren, there were so many characters I had trouble ke...


  7. says:

    This book started out wonderfully, telling the tale of one particular family The only problem was that by the end of the book, there were too many characters The kids all married, had kids of their own who in turn grew up, and I...


  8. says:

    I couldn t finish this book, surprisingly, even though it won the Giller Prize The slow moving start, that went on for about fifty pages before I gave up, broke all the rules that editors want these days, of hooking the reader on the first page or risk losing him forever.


  9. says:

    What a book As close to perfect as any I ve read A 1999 Giller Prize winner who s author sadly passed away earlier this year This is a sweeping epic of a story spanning multiple years 1949 1997 Telling the story of the Chambers family, a mostly typical Canadian family from small town Ontario A family that suffered its share of tragedies starting with daughter Daphne s horrific fall from a makeshift trapeze at age 12 What makes this book brilliant is the style employed by Ms Burnard dist What a book As close to perfect as any I ve read A 1999 Giller Prize winner who s author sadly passed away earlier this year This is a sweeping epic of a story spanning multiple years 1949 1997 Telling the story of the Chambers family, a mostly typical Canadian family from small town Ontario A family that suffered its share of tragedies starting with daughter Daphne s horrific fall from a makeshift trapeze at age 12 What makes this book brilliant is the style employed by Ms Burnard distant third person, jumping between multiple Points of Views and multiple years 5 7 where much of what happened in between is slowly revealed through whichever character s point of view it is A delicate unveiling of all that is wonderful and terrible in the lives of ...


  10. says:

    A wonderful family saga.This story follows the Chambers family in their small Ontario town following the second world war They are ordinary people and at first I felt that the writer was keeping the characters at a distance, but by the time they lived their lives over 50 years the portrait felt intimate.Death, friendship, love, childhood, parenthood, aging and ambition are among the themes explored as one would expect from this type of tale.The era is depicted well, the 50s that seem so innocen A wonderful family saga.This story follows the Chambers family in their small Ontario town following the second world war They are ordinary people and at first I felt that the writer was keepi...

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