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Think of the Earth

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Bertram Brooker (1888-1955) was better known as a painter than a writer, yet his first novel, Think of the Earth, won the prestigious Governor General's award. Set in the west, "Think of the Earth" explores the metaphysical quandary of Tavistock, the main character: Is it possible to commit a perfectly innocent murder? Despite the award, the novel was never reprinted and b ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Brownbear Press
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Carmen
Dec 18, 2010 Carmen rated it really liked it
I picked up Bertram Brooker's 1936 Think of the Earth because it won the first Governor General's Award for Fiction in Canada, and I'm hoping to read through the GG's during the next couple of years. I was pleasantly surprised by the book - I think I was expecting a good helping of boring but instead was entertained and enlightened.

Think of the Earth is about a man, a wanderer, who feels a deep tie with Christ although they live continents and centuries apart. In fact, he becomes caught in a web
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Nov 29, 2016 Ted rated it liked it
I read this book because it was a free ebook and because it was the first winner of the Canadian Governor-General's award for fiction. You can find plot summaries online.

It was interesting and readable and provides an interesting historical insight

It's a modernist novel, but in many odd ways stuck between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At its core is a debate about the role of Christianity and the nature of faith. The ending is somewhat dissatisfying and preachy but the middle half to t
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Scott Harris
Apr 10, 2012 Scott Harris rated it it was amazing
This novel was the first Governor General's Literary Award recipient for very good reason. It was great storytelling mixed with heavy doses of theological meanderings. It captures the richness of many odd personalities, none of which comes across as too unlikely in the strange realities of early Canadian pioneer life, that attracted more than a few unique individuals.
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Bertram Richard Brooker was a Canadian writer, painter, musician and advertising agency executive.

Born in England he moved to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1905 with his family.

He moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1921 and joined the staff of Marketing magazine. Brooker served as the magazine's editor and publisher from 1924 until 1926. In 1923, he published his first book, Subconscious Selling.

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