A Beauty

A Beauty

A Novel

Book - 2015
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In a drought-ridden Saskatchewan of the 1930s, self-possessed, enigmatic Elena finds herself living alone in the small village of Trevna. Her mother has been dead for many years, and her father, burdened by the hardships of drought, has disappeared, and the 18-year-old is an object of pity and charity in her community. But when a stranger shows up at a country dance, she needs only one look and one dance before jumping into his Lincoln Roadster, leaving the town and its shocked inhabitants behind.
Publisher: [Toronto] : McClelland & Stewart, 2015.
ISBN: 9780771036552
Branch Call Number: FIC Gault
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 22 cm.

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smc01 Apr 22, 2015

This is beautifully written and evocative of the 1930s in the Prairies. Character development is strong. I could only give it three stars, however, because not very much happens in the novel, and it becomes tedious toward the end. I wish it had been better.


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tskca
Dec 03, 2015

Characters with depth. Very moving to the very end.

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exlibrarian
Sep 20, 2015

I agree --beautifully written. I like character-driven novels and setting is so well drawn that I didn't find it tedious at all.

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LaRoyal
Jul 27, 2015

I love unusual stories, and this is among the best. A chance encounter profoundly changes the life of one of the two main protagonists. This book is full of surprising turns and is beautifully written. I enjoyed it to the end.

smc01 Apr 22, 2015

This is beautifully written and evocative of the 1930s in the Prairies. Character development is strong. I could only give it three stars, however, because not very much happens in the novel, and it becomes tedious toward the end. I wish it had been better.

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