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The winter Helen dropped by: A novel

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Narrated by young Jamie O'Day, who is beginning to understand that, like his daddy says, "every story is about sex or death, or sometimes both,"The Winter Helen Dropped Byis a story of growing up, of loss, of laughter and of characters both sexy and dead.

Helen is the young, pregnant Indian woman who drops into Jamie's life one freeze-the-balls-off-a-brass-monkey snow-storm

Paperback, 186 pages
Published May 16th 1996 by HarperCollins Canada / Harper Perenni (first published 1995)
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WP Kinsella is a good writer. He tells it the way it is. I read a few about this author, even tough "The Fields of Dream" went on to be a motion picture with actor Kevin Costner, "The Winter Helen Dropped By" is still my favorite.
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Kinsella has an endearing style. Read 'Box Social' years ago, and having found this at a thrift store, was more than pleased to revisit the area and era of the early book.

Have had this one for a loong time, and still can go back and find new things. Worth reading, if only for the main character's way of naming things.
homey and quiet yet not boring or anything:)
Canadian author... not so great! Sorry!
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William Patrick Kinsella, OC, OBC is a Canadian novelist and short story writer. His work has often concerned baseball and Canada's First Nations and other Canadian issues.

William Patrick Kinsella was born to John Matthew Kinsella and Olive Kinsella in Edmonton, Alberta. Kinsella was raised until he was 10 years-old at a homestead near Darwell, Alberta, 60 km west of the city, home-schooled by his
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