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Tricia Dower

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TRICIA DOWER was a business executive before reinventing herself as a writer in 2002. Her Shakespeare-inspired story collection, Silent Girl (Inanna 2008) was nominated for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Herizons magazine called it "ambitious and powerful." Her first novel, Stony River (Penguin Canada 2012 and Leapfrog Press 2016) was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. The Globe and Mail wrote, "...Dower is a masterful storyteller." With the publication of her second novel, Becoming Lin (Caitlin Press 2016), the Vancouver Sun wrote, "Some of the most powerful and eloquent Canadian novelists of the 20th and 21st centuries...incl ...more

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Tricia Dower A little history: I took a story in my first book, Silent Girl, and expanded it into the novel Stony River. From that novel, I took a character, Linda…moreA little history: I took a story in my first book, Silent Girl, and expanded it into the novel Stony River. From that novel, I took a character, Linda Wise, and gave her a book of her own: Becoming Lin. I did that because I felt I had left her woefully prepared for adult life at the end of Stony River. I was curious: would she break away from her overprotective parents and build an independent life? How long would the sexual assault she suffered when she was fourteen haunt her?(less)
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Stony River

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Becoming Lin

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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a-crazy-haggertyStony River opens with two girls spying on the dilapidated house of someone they call Crazy Haggerty, a man they’ve seen stumbling drunk down the sidewalk, wearing a magician’s suit and red shoes. There’s more to James Haggerty, the reader learns over the course of the novel: former professor, practitioner of Irish witchcraft and grieving widower. He does like his whiskey, though, and keeps a f...

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“Stony River” will grab your attention and keep you engaged from the beginning. Tricia Dower does an excellent job setting the scene of the community where the protagonist lives.

After she hears about her father’s death, the young girl who is also..." Read more of this review »
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This was an interesting example of more recent historical fiction, revealing aspects of the impact of the Vietnam war in the 1960s and 1970s in the USA. I was struck by some of the parallels betwe..." Read more of this review »
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"Stony River is a beautifully written coming of age story set in the 50's. Tricia Dower does a brilliant job of portraying the mood and culture of that time period. Linda, Tereza, and Miranda are all fascinating characters and I became invested in..." Read more of this review »
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2.5 stars, actually. After The Connections and Freedom, Purity was disappointing. It has occasional flashes of brilliance but felt self-indulgent in many places and melodramatic in others. It's an angry book full of ugliness which makes me wonder wha ...more
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Savannah Tricia, thank you for the friendship.


Tricia Dower Savannah wrote: "Tricia, thank you for the friendship."

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