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by Joan Barfoot
Susannah, a journalist, considers herself something of a war correspondent for stories of family conflict, reporting on domestic battles and interviewing people caught in the crossfire. Without realizing it, she has even instilled this fascination with the extremes of family life in her thirteen-year-old daughter, Lizzie, who collects clippings on some of the more bizarre ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published 1990 by Women's Press
(first published January 1st 1989)
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Family News by London author Joan Barfoot. An in-depth character study of a woman, her daughter, and the father of her daughter, this novel is intricately woven detail suggested and enhanced by the news items which begin each chapter. These stories intrigue the reader while acting as transition pieces to introduce the next new character's point of view. The technique is superb and reflects the best of Barfoot's newspaper career as well as her novelist career. This lady can write!
Joan Barfoot is an award-winning novelist whose work has been compared internationally with that of Anne Tyler, Carol Shields, Margaret Drabble and Margaret Atwood. Her novels include Luck in 2005, nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as Abra, which won the Books in Canada first novels award, Dancing in the Dark, which became an award-winning Canadian entry in the Cannes and Toronto ...moreMore about Joan Barfoot...