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Canada | Richard Ford
13 posts | 18 read | 11 to read
"First, Ill tell about the robbery our parents committed.Then the murders, which happened later." So begins Canada, the unforgettable story of Dell Parsons,a young man forced by catastrophic circumstances to reconcile himself to a world rendered unrecognizable. Spirited across the Montana border into Saskatchewan and taken in by Arthur Remlinger, an enigmatic man whose own past exists on the other side of the border, Dell struggles to understand what his future can be even as he comes to understand the violence simmering below the surface in his new life. In this brilliant novel, set largely in Saskatchewan, Richard Ford has created a masterwork. Haunting and spectacular in vision, Canada is a novel rich with emotional clarity and lyrical precision, and an acute sense of the grandeur of living. It is a classic-in-the-making from one of our times greatest writers.
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saxby61
Canada | Richard Ford
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An engrossing and at times disturbing account of a boy‘s flight from a family that has - in a most unusual , though uniquely American and believable way - disintegrated. His very survival is central to the story, with a backdrop that in no way romanticises the harsh politics of post-war Nth America. I was mesmerised by Ford‘s use of language which described with poignant accuracy the harsh beauty of the Canadian & mid-western landscape of the USA.

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Blaire
Canada | Richard Ford
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Happy Canada Day!! I‘m trying to start the day off #despocito by relaxing on my front porch with coffee and the book review before it gets too hot. ☕️ 📚 🇨🇦 #canadiangirlinthestates #heatofjuly

BarbaraBB Gorgeous view 😍 1y
AmyG Yes...beautiful view. 1y
CouronneDhiver ❤️🙌🏽🇨🇦 1y
Blaire @AmyG @barbarabb thank you!! I try to take advantage of it. 1y
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Andrew65
Canada | Richard Ford

Sending my thoughts and prayers to Canada, my Canadian Litten friends and any Canadians I don‘t yet know for the developing Toronto van incident that unfortunately once again looks like has cost the lives of innocent everyday people (possibly based on early reports at this time), but has certainly caused major injuries.

My thoughts are with all of you, and sending my best wishes. 💔 Stay Safe! 🙏

AceOnRoam Thanks for letting us know @Andrew65 😟 2y
DGRachel Oh no! I guess I need to turn in the news as I haven‘t seen anything today. 😔 2y
Sophoclessweetheart How horrible! This is becoming much too common these days 😢 2y
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Andrew65 @DGRachel @Wanderingwithwords Far too common! 😔 (edited) 2y
TrishB 😢💔 2y
tracey38 Agreed, this is becoming so common. It's just so sad and heartbreak. 💔 2y
ephemeralwaltz 😩❤️❤️ 2y
CouronneDhiver Truly awful. 😢 2y
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Whollybologna
Canada | Richard Ford
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Listening to this one. It‘s not what I expected but then, I rarely read reviews or synopses on books. I prefer to go in blind. It makes me want to explore more of my home. Does that count as “wanderlust”? #booksandshelfiesM18 #wanderlust #canada

Amabear Yes!! Absolutely 2y
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Mitch
Canada | Richard Ford
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It‘s starting it‘s long journey across the pond! @LeahBergen #makingconnections

LeahBergen Yay!! I‘ll expect it in about 2 months (postcards take sooo long sometimes 😂😂). I better get one on the way to you! 2y
Mitch Think if it as an early Christmas card 😂😂 @LeahBergen (edited) 2y
LeahBergen Perfect! 😆 2y
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cariashley
Canada | Richard Ford
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I really hate bailing on books but I just can‘t go on so am abandoning this at 45% 😩 The style is deliberate and methodical, which is fine, but the characters‘ actions and dialogue seem so unnatural. It‘s the same experience I‘ve had reading certain translated books. The last scene I read was just too much and I have to put this down. Shame, since all the GR reviews I read were so positive.
Percy approves my bail🐱

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
Suet624 I am often flummoxed when a book has great reviews and I don‘t like it. (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB I remember hating another one of his books, so I won‘t try this one after your review. 2y
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Izai.Amorim I bailed as well. 2y
cariashley @Izai.Amorim glad I‘m not alone! 2y
cariashley @BarbaraBB good to know. I‘ll probably avoid his stuff in the future too. 2y
cariashley @Suet624 same, I feel like there‘s something wrong with me 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
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cariashley
Canada | Richard Ford
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This has been on my TBR for a while, and since I was actually visiting Canada this weekend I thought it was a perfect next read! It‘s about a totally different part of Canada from where I am but oh well 😂

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Blaire
Canada | Richard Ford
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Celebrating Canada day in chicago! Proud to be a Canadian. 🇨🇦 🎉 💥 💥 🎂 #150 #canadianbornandbred #winnipeger happy Canada day to all!

LeahBergen 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 2y
Dragon Happy Canada 🇨🇦 Day 150 2y
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melissajayne
Canada | Richard Ford
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Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦 #redandwhite #canada150

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peggyriley
Canada | Richard Ford
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Bottom half of TBR1 in a dark corner. What should I keep to read? Overwhelmed by all I haven't.

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LeahBergen
Canada | Richard Ford
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SOMETHING is on its way to SOMEONE!! 😬 #SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeBookExchange

vivastory Exciting!! 3y
Bookworm54 Yaaaaaay 3y
Bookworm54 🎁🎉💕 3y
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SharonGoforth
Canada | Richard Ford
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#bookrainbow ❤️💛💚💙💜 Book love today! #somethingforsept #bookphotochallenge

PurpleyPumpkin Lovely 🌈! 3y
DebinHawaii Pretty! 🌈❤️ 3y
Tamra Love the 🌈! 2y
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