Sweetland A Novel

Sweetland  A Novel
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780871407917
Rating 4/5 from 30 reviews
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The epic tale of an endangered Newfoundland community and the struggles of one man determined to resist its extinction. The scarcely populated town of Sweetland clings to the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline has finally reached a head, with the mainland government offering each islander a generous resettlement package— the only stipulation being that everyone must leave. Fierce and enigmatic Moses Sweetland, whose ancestors founded the island, is determined to refuse. As one by one his neighbors relent, he recalls the town’s rugged history and its eccentric cast of characters. For fans of The Shipping News, Michael Crummey’s prose conjures up the mythical, sublime world of Sweetland’s past amid a storm-battered landscape haunted by local lore. In a spare style that belies “huge emotional depth and heart” (Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You), Crummey masterfully weaves together the past and present, creating in Sweetland a spectacular portrait of one man’s battle to survive as his world vanishes around him. Winner of Newfoundland Book Award Short-listed for the Governor’s General Award Winner of the CBC Bookie Award for Fiction Finalist for the Winterset Prize

Sweetland  A Novel
  • Author : Michael Crummey
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19

The epic tale of an endangered Newfoundland community and the struggles of one man determined to resist its extinction. The scarcely populated town of Sweetland clings to the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline has finally reached a head, with the mainland government offering each islander a

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Sweetland
  • Author : Michael Crummey
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Galore comes another unforgettable novel. By turns darkly comic and heartbreakingly sad, Sweetland is a deeply suspenseful story about one man's struggles against the forces of nature and the ruins of memory. For twelve generations, when the fish were plentiful and when they all-but

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Sweetland
  • Author : Michael Crummey
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-03-26

For twelve generations, the inhabitants of a remote island in Newfoundland have lived and died together. Now, in the second decade of the 21st century, they are facing resettlement. They have each been offered a generous compensation package to leave the island for good. There’s just one proviso: everyone

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River Thieves
  • Author : Michael Crummey
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-12-15

In elegant, sensual prose, Michael Crummey crafts a haunting tale set in Newfoundland at the turn of the 19th century. A richly imagined story about love, loss and the heartbreaking compromises—both personal and political—that undermine lives, River Thieves is a masterful debut novel. Published in Canada and the

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Galore
  • Author : Michael Crummey
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-08-11

Sprawling and intimate, stark and fantastical, Galore is a novel about the power of stories to shape and sustain us. This is Michael Crummey’s most ambitious and accomplished work to date. An intricate family saga and love story spanning two centuries, Galore is a portrait of the improbable medieval

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The Wreckage
  • Author : Michael Crummey
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-05-29

Having achieved considerable success with his first novel, River Thieves, Michael Crummey has written a book that is equally stunning and compelling. The Wreckage is a truly epic, yet twisted, romance that unfolds over decades and continents. It engages readers on the austere shores of Newfoundland’s fishing villages and

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Barbarian Spring
  • Author : Jonas Lüscher
  • Publisher : Haus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-03-15

On a business trip to Tunisia, Preising, a leading Swiss industrialist, is invited to spend the week with the daughter of a local gangster. He accompanies her to the wedding of two London city traders at a desert luxury resort that was once the site of an old Berber oasis.

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Sweet Land
  • Author : Will Weaver
  • Publisher : Minnesota Historical Society
  • Release Date : 2008-10-14

The changing midwest as captured in new stories and select favorites by award-winning writer Will Weaver

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Little Dogs
  • Author : Michael Crummey
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2016-04-09

Twenty years after the publication of his debut, Little Dogs: New and Selected Poems brings together selections from Michael Crummey’s first four books of poetry with a significant offering of new work. In this collection, Crummey emerges not only as the master storyteller we know him to be, but

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Under the Keel
  • Author : Michael Crummey
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2013-03-23

The brilliant new collection from Michael Crummey, bestselling author of Galore. Michael Crummey’s first collection in a decade has something for everyone: Love and marriage and airport grief; how not to get laid in a Newfoundland mining town; total immersion baptism; the grand machinery of decay; migrant music and

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Summer s Moon
  • Author : Lacey Baker
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2014-08-26

One charming B&B. Six grandchildren. One litter of puppies...The late, great Mary Janet Cantrell hoped that her family would return to their hometown and find comfort, happiness- and maybe even love. But what will it take for her wishes to come true? NEVER SAY NEVER Parker Cantrell is

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Sweet Land of Liberty
  • Author : Thomas J. Sugrue
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2009

Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South.

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Sweet Land Stories
  • Author : E. L. Doctorow
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2004

An assortment of short fiction ranges across America, from Alaska to the District of Columbia, as it explores the complexities of modern life in such stories as "Jolene: a Life," "A House on the Plains," "Baby Wilson," and "Walter John Harmon."

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The Lobster Kings  A Novel
  • Author : Alexi Zentner
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27

Inspired by the plot of King Lear, describes the story of a family who has reaped the sea's bounty on Loosewood Island for 300 years, but pays for it with the loss of every firstborn son. 15,000 first printing.

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Sweet Land of Liberty
  • Author : Francis S. Fox
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01

Read online Sweet Land of Liberty written by Francis S. Fox, published by Penn State Press which was released on 2010-11-01. Download full Sweet Land of Liberty Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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