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The Watch That Ends the Night
The Watch That Ends the Night | Hugh MacLennan
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Jerome Martell abadoned his wife Catherine and their daughter Sally to fight on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. After he was presumed dead, Catherine married her childhood friend George. Twelve years later, Jerome returned to Montreal and turned Catherine's life upside down--Rsum de l'diteur.
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rabbitprincess
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A deeply personal novel with a heart-rending #LoveMeDo story. One of my favourites.
#HeyJune

tournevis MacLennan. So sad he's largely forgotten, aside for the phrase "two solitudes". Damn. 2y
rabbitprincess @tournevis True story: the New Canadian Library didn't reprint his novel "The Precipice" until AFTER I had gone all the way to Victoria to buy a used copy ? Annoying! They should reprint his essays, too. I actually like them better than his Anglo/Franco novels. 2y
tournevis @rabbitprincess I agree, actually. I've used them in class. 2y
Lcsmcat Sounds interesting - stacked! 2y
rabbitprincess @tournevis My favourite one at the moment is the one where he tells how his dad accidentally blew up their house 😬 @Lcsmcat Hope you like it! 2y
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This classic of Can-Lit is possibly the saddest story love story I have yet read
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There's no simple explanation / For anything important any of us do / And yeah the human tragedy / Consists in the necessity / Of living with the consequences / Under pressure / Under pressure...

(Photo of Gord Downie on the Tragically Hip's final tour, which ends tonight in Kingston, from the Vancouver Province)

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rabbitprincess My mum has that edition too! 😃 3y
SusanInTiburon This cover looks like it could be one of the Madeline series! 3y
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rabbitprincess
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One of my favourite books of all time. Every time I read it, I want to hop on a train to Montreal. Cover art is Stairway (1942), by Marian Mildred Dale Scott.

shawnmooney I loved it but I was a teenager when I read it. Time for a re-read! 4y
rabbitprincess Time for a reread for me too! Never mind that I have several other books of his to read for the first time, including Two Solitudes 😁 4y
LauraBrook I've never heard of this book, or the author, will have to remedy soon! Thanks for the BB! 4y
rabbitprincess @LauraBrook Glad to bring him to your attention! Another major book of his is Barometer Rising, set in Halifax during the Halifax Explosion. 4y
LauraBrook @rabbitprincess Excellent, they're on my TBR! 📚 4y
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