Glass Voices

Glass Voices Seventy one year old Lucy Caines husband suffers a severe stroke that makes Lucy reexamine her complicated relationship with the man she has variously loved and loathed Lucy and Harry Caines house is

  • Title: Glass Voices
  • Author: Carol Bruneau
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 226
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  • Seventy one year old Lucy Caines husband suffers a severe stroke that makes Lucy reexamine her complicated relationship with the man she has variously loved and loathed Lucy and Harry Caines house is destroyed in the 1917 Halifax Explosion, a catastrophe in which they lose their first child, Helena With their second child, a boy named Jewel, the young couple carves outSeventy one year old Lucy Caines husband suffers a severe stroke that makes Lucy reexamine her complicated relationship with the man she has variously loved and loathed Lucy and Harry Caines house is destroyed in the 1917 Halifax Explosion, a catastrophe in which they lose their first child, Helena With their second child, a boy named Jewel, the young couple carves out a life for themselves amid a survivor s village of ramshackle houses, gambling, moonshine, and illegal fishing Fifty two years later, Lucy s son Jewel is married to the daughter of Lucy s worst enemy, and her grandson Robert wants to quit school to go on a hippie pilgrimage Forced to work together during Harry s long recovery, the family gains a new perspective on the past, as a mysterious stranger is than she seems, and a fresh loss is countered with the emergence of a new hope.Glass Voices explores the interior life of a woman who has always worked hard for her family and taken little for herself At the thought of losing her husband, Lucy confronts her dependence on a man whose self destructiveness has frequently isolated her Award winning author Carol Bruneau s moving portrait of a mother and her family traverses personal tragedy, two World Wars, and the social tumult of the 60s, tackling the necessity of moving on, and celebrating the possibility of finding salvation in the unlikeliest places from mcnallyrobinson produc

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    1. At long last I got a copy of this book into my eager hands. I've been reading about it for a long time and finally was able to get a copy through the local library. It had been described to me as a novel about the Halifax explosion, referring to the accidental explosion of a munitions ship in the Halifax, NS harbor in 1917.Because it happened in my corner of the world, I've been interested in reading more about it to get a better idea of who was affected and how. I know that 2000 people were kil [...]

    2. Globe and Mail said that "Intertwined with the 1917 Halifax Explosion; the "sense of time and place in this book is remarkable"I found it unreadable. Maybe this is one you have to read aloud but I gave up about 10 pages in. So many other books about the Explosion are better. Try the non-fiction Shattered City or even Robert McNeil's Burden of Desire. Both are better.

    3. It started out well enough, but seemed to get weaker as it went. The last 1/3 of the book was gruelling to get through.

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