The Geranium Window

By (author): Beatrice Macneil

In the fictional village of Rocky Point, Cape Breton, just after WWII, the Briar family keeps a secret. Locked in his room, Joseph Briar, a child with visible and non-visible disabilities, is hidden from the community. And what Alfie Johns discovers through Joseph’s window will lead him to love and a future framing beauty in photographs. Harkening back to Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, Beatrice MacNeil reveals the destructive power of shame and the redemptive power of art.

AUTHOR

Beatrice Macneil

Beatrice MacNeil is the bestselling author of Where White Horses Gallop, Butterflies Dance in the Dark, and The Moonlight Skater. In 1999, she received the Tic Butler Award for outstanding contribution to Cape Breton writing and culture.


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“The Geranium Window is a novel to be treasured for both its profound psychological and philosophical insights and for the sheer beauty of MacNeil’s writing.” http://atlanticbookstoday.ca/beatrice-macneils-the-geranium-window-is-a-tour-de-force/
“If you favour a gratifying and engrossing story with a balance of tragedy and happiness, then you will enjoy The Geranium Window” http://www.miramichireader.ca/2017/01/geranium_window-review/

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In the fictional village of Rocky Point, Cape Breton, just after WWII, the Briar family keeps a secret. Locked in his room, Joseph Briar, a child with visible and non-visible disabilities, is hidden from the community. And what Alfie Johns discovers through Joseph’s window will lead him to love and a future framing beauty in photographs. Harkening back to Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, Beatrice MacNeil reveals the destructive power of shame and the redemptive power of art.

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Details

Dimensions:

312 Pages
8in * 5in * 1in
1kg

Published:

December 01, 2016

City of Publication:

St. John’s

Country of Publication:

CA

ISBN:

9781550816617

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Family Life / General

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Language:

eng

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