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A reckoning : a novel / Linda Spalding.

Spalding, Linda, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sechelt/Gibsons. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Gibsons Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC SPAL (Text) 30886001043575 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 12/06/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780771098222 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: 318 pages : maps ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : McClelland & Stewart, a division of Penguin Random House Canada, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: Maps on endpapers.
Summary, etc.: "As the deeply moving and troubling account of a family's breakdown, A Reckoning is the perfect companion to Linda Spalding's bestselling, award-winning novel, The Purchase. It opens in the spring of 1885, when John Dickinson is involved in a shameful secret that will require a tragic decision. The family's resources have been wasted by a reckless brother who holds all of them hostage and, adding fuel to John's desperation, the enslaved workers have been visited by a Canadian abolitionist who pushes them to escape. Bry does, and his pursuit of freedom will involve a dangerous quest to find his mother and child in Canada. Meanwhile, the Dickinsons become fugitives of another kind, escaping their losses in a wagon en route to the West that will eventually be loaded onto a Missouri river boat for a dark adventure. Forests and rivers prevail in this story, and each person will be tested, especially thirteen-year-old Martin, whose lonely journey with a pet bear is almost mythic. Spalding, a Kansas native who lives in Toronto, writes with irresistible force and breathtaking passion. Her language is stunning, her voice unique. A Reckoning confirms her place at the forefront of Canadian literature."--Provided by the publisher.
Subject: Slavery > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Abolitionists > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > Fiction.
Nineteenth century > Fiction.
Missouri River > Fiction.
Canada > History > 1841-1867 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Canadian fiction.

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