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The Americans Are Coming

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The Americans Are Coming, the first novel of The Brennen Siding Trilogy, introduces teenagers Dryfly Ramsey and Shadrack Nash, poor and ignorant in the world's terms, but rich in the lore of the woods and the magical Miramichi River. Among the Brennen Siding folk who help them grow up (sometimes none too gently) are Shirley Ramsey, the homely, destitute mother of Dry and h

Paperback, 263 pages
Published December 1st 1989 by Goose Lane Editions
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Jody Travis
Dec 10, 2010 Jody Travis rated it it was amazing
We read this book in school, grade 11 English class - Mr. Dack Silliker's classroom (horrible at teaching English). This is the 1st book in a trilogy series, which keeps getting better and better as you read on. However, this particular book is stellar in its imagery and literary poise, especially to a born-and-raised Miramichier! It's like a reference story to things we M'chiers already know about where we reside. The novel is funny, heart-warming/breaking (in spots), and the characters are ...more
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Jun 13, 2009 Vicki McEwan rated it liked it
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For sure another "don't judge a book by its cover" or in this case (as well) by its back cover (synopsis). To be honest, initailly the only attraction I had to this book was that it was published by Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton New Brunswick. I'm glad I read it. It was a cute story and very easy to read (light reading). The characters are well developed and to say the least unique. Curtis takes some fitting shots at our neighbors to the south.Koodoos to Herb Curtis and Goose Lane.
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a homage to the people of the miramichi and a wonderful read
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