Flying with Amelia
Flying with Amelia chronicles the dreams and struggles of a cast of unforgettable characters through more than a hundred years and across a vast landscape as they face challenges and find courage, sometimes in surprising places. In 1847, two families arrive in Canada on a famine ship from Ireland, and here the tale begins, weaving through generations and time. Flying with Amelia weaves a collective identity, taking us on a journey from the first sight of a new land, through a century, and beyond.
“Being moved by a book is one of the great joys of my life, and Anne DeGrace never fails to deliver emotionally rich and aesthetically enticing fiction.” Globe and Mail
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In October 1967, an unidentified flying object crashes into the water at Perry’s Harbour, a tiny fishing village in Nova Scotia, sending local fishermen scrambling to find survivors of an assumed plane crash. Sounding Line, a novel about space, depth and possibility, is loosely based around a true incident that occurred in 1967 in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia.
“Her craft is refined and her prose engaging…” Globe and Mail
At a side-of-the-highway diner on a mountain pass, during one extraordinary, windy day in 1977, the paths of an odd assortment of travellers cross. The stories of each circle around points of departure: what sets one on one’s journey.
In this novel in 12 stories, the voices of the residents of Bear Creek surface. The stories of a wonderful cast of character trace a community from its innocent beginnings until the day the waters rise and submerge it.
“This a remarkable debut.” – W.P. Kinsella (Books in Canada)
“DeGrace’s characters are compelling – funny, smart, and true to life in their emotions and dialogue.” – Quill and Quire