470th out of 547 books — 443 voters
A troubled American woman travels to a small Ontario town, determined to find the mother she has never known. As she searches through dusty records and stirs up old memories among those around her, three young people emerge from the mists of the past…a beautiful woman named Jenny, a shy local boy named Russell, and a dark-eyed painter named Tom, who changes the course of J...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 12th 2002 by McClelland & Stewart
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I read this book while I was in Parry Sound, near where this book takes place. It's quite evocative of the era and the natural surroundings but the writing and story-telling is just okay. The present day mystery aspect of the narrative just doesn't hold up. i have a feeling because of the author's personal connection to the chatacters, the book would have been more interesting as nonfiction. perhaps he was trying to spare descendants embarrassment, but apparently that didn't work anyway as the b...more
Absolutely great read. Picked it up yesterday and couldn't put it down. Have been fascinated with the groups of seven and Tom Thomson since I was a little Girl and sat in n archive library I found when biking by myself in Thornhill. Very plausible story told in a manner that captivates the imagination. Some say it doesn't reveal enough, but I think it respectfully tells a story of an era gone by. Great Canadian read. Now to get my ass to Algonquin park! Saw their exhibit over the holidays and th...more
I enjoyed it but it was slow in places and it felt like the author was holding back, perhaps because of his personal connection to the real life players involved. There's so much to work with in this story that I felt shortchanged somehow. Once again I wish Goodreads had half point ratings in which case this one would have 2 1/2.
ROY MACGREGOR was named a media inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, when he was given the Elmer Ferguson Award for excellence in hockey journalism. He has been involved in hockey all his life, from playing all-star hockey in Huntsville, Ontario, against the likes of Bobby Orr from nearby Parry Sound, to coaching, and he is still playing old-timers hockey in Ottawa, where he lives with his...moreMore about Roy MacGregor...