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The Arm of Gold

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"The Arm of Gold" is set in Ravanoke on the Bras d'Or Lakes in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. When some affluent American visitors come to Ravanoke for a fishing holiday, their car gets stuck and some local residents help them out. This novel explores the social, cultural and religious issues facing the community in the dynamic 1920s when modernisation reached deep into small ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by Formac Publishing Company Limited
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Dorothy Lander
Aug 13, 2016 Dorothy Lander rated it really liked it
I grew up in the era of the Social Gospel of 1950s Southern Ontario and Ralph Connor's books were on the family bookshelf, and on the accepted reading list. Ralph Connor is the pen name for Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon, a Church leader in the Presbyterian and latter United Church of Canada. By age eleven I had read The Man from Glengarry (1901) and The Girl from Glengarry (1933). Only in 2016 did I chance on Ralph Connor's (1932) The Arm of Gold, which refers to Bras d'Or lake in Cape Breton. ...more
Eugene Lakinsky
Jun 19, 2016 Eugene Lakinsky rated it liked it
Shelves: english, canada
The beginning is strong: there is a romance, there is a conflict, there is a grief, etc. Then the Americans arrive and the story becomes stereotypical, moralizing and rather artificial. The Americans, of course, are rich-and-spoiled-but-unhappy, while the country people are honest, hardworking and God-obeying. Having spent a few weeks in such a nice environment, the Americans become much better: they stop drinking cocktails and trading in stock market.

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Charles W. Gordon (1860–1937) was educated at the University of Toronto and ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1890. Under the pseudonym Ralph Connor, he published over thirty novels that made him an internationally best-selling author, including The Man from Glengarry (1901) and Glengarry School Days (1902).
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