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Origin of Haloes
by Kristen Den Hartog (Goodreads Author)
Stretching across two decades and unfolding in Olympic-year intervals, Origin of Haloes tells the story of two families ? the LeBlancs and the Halliwells ? connected by an illicit affair and a lie that has dire consequences. A tale of love, betrayal, and lingering ghosts, Origin of Haloes explores the shattering ways a family can break apart even as it stays together.
Paperback, 270 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Lawson Library
(first published 2005)
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I really liked this story, which focused on the fallout of one big lie. In the book, a teenaged gymnast in Canada gets pregnant, and she makes a declaration about who the father is. This declaration affects the trajectory of multiple families across a small town. What I loved was watching how all the pieces began to fall into place, as the reader slowly sees how different characters and different events fit together.
I’m Kristen den Hartog, the author of And Me Among Them, published in the U.S. as The Girl Giant. My earlier novels include Water Wings, The Perpetual Ending, and Origin of Haloes. My first non-fiction book, The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-torn Holland, was written with my sister, Tracy Kasaboski, and explores the life of our father’s family during the Second World War. I’m currently a ...moreMore about Kristen Den Hartog...