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Indefinitely Idled

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“Ascension Forestry Resources announced today the indefinite idling of its paper mill in Balneal, Nova Scotia. The Balneal Mill employed close to three hundred people…”

Both poignant and comical, Hal Stevens’ story resonates with compassion for the men and women whose lives are set adrift when big industries close. When Hal loses his job of 23 years, his marr
Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published April 14th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services (first published January 3rd 2013)
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Miriam Fitzgerald
Loved it, just like I've loved all of Libby's books. Can't wait for the next one!
Jul 31, 2013 Alisha rated it it was amazing
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Coming from a small town, Indefinitely Idled was a tale that I could relate to. The characters were very real and their adventures and self-realizations were comforting. The story follows several characters and you get a glimpse into each of their minds as they overcome differences, break-ups and divorces.

Centred around Mina's bed and breakfast you get to meet Alice the financial planner from Toronto, Hal the recently unemployed, and Brandi. You will laugh, you will cry but you will feel like y
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Aug 07, 2013 Terri Giffin rated it really liked it
Love love love this book!! I "knew" all of these people. With Balneal Creek stepping in for Liverpool, it was like reading about my hometown's life story through the eyes of a few wonderful characters. The shutting down of "the mill" (yep, that's definitely what we call it!) is so heartbreaking to those who are still there and yet folks seem to find a way to survive.

As always I love the wry humour and the quirky characters of Libby's imagination. Who else could make a grumpy rheumy old cat so en
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May 16, 2013 Valerie Wamboldt rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVED this book! I really hope there's a part 2 in the making, I'd love to find out what happens next!
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Writing on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, Libby is a high school teacher and a mother of four. Her first novel, That Thing That Happened, was written during the marathon word sweat of Nanowrimo. It went on to place third in the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia's Atlantic Writing Competition. Libby writes with a glass of wine to hand, and a weiner dog snuggled under her shirt. It's ...more
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